The Presidents of the United States. (from 1789-1797), Nathaniel Currier

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Ovals of 11 Presidents, with George Washington at center and James Monroe to his left. Backgrounds of all ovals is a red drape. Dates of Presidency at top of each oval. Scene from the signing of the Declaration of Independence at center outlined in a laurel leaf garland.

The founding fathers and American heroes were glorified in prints created by Currier & Ives. Creating more than 600 portraits, pictures of popular personalities constituted one of the largest segments of the firm’s business. The most frequently depicted subjects were George Washington and Abraham Lincoln; however, group portraits, such as this one, were also widely collected.

Object Creator
Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
Object Creation Date
1844
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions
10 x 14 inches
Credit
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
2004.D03.733
On View?
No
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