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American Hunting Scenes. "A Good Chance"

Two hunters in canoe, dog swimming alongside. Hunter at front of canoe readies to shoot a buck rising out of water and headed into woods along shore. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "American Hunting Scenes ' "A Good Chance"/ (18.10 x 27.11) 1863 (Old Best 50) - L"

Artist Arthur Tait produced a series of prints for Currier & Ives that documented the transformation of hunting into the sport of gentlemen, complete with new, luxurious trappings. American Hunting Scenes. "A Good Chance," shows two hunters in a canoe, one paddling while the other fires his rifle at a moose on shore. The scene is set in the Adirondack Mountains.

Date: 1863

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 30 x 21 3/4 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-552
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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