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American Forest Game

Overlay of animals at center to include a deer, turkey and bird. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "American Forest Game / (19.11 x x27.14) 1866 - L"

Prints that celebrated sportsmen and their catches were popular with the American public. The images symbolized the nation's bounty and success of its citizens. The still-lifes were also admired and collected by hunters and anglers. Artists such as Frances (Fanny) Palmer and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait sketched the designs for the prints using the basic tenets of American still-life painting. To emphasize the rich variety of wild game available to American hunters, Palmer sets the turkey, indigenous to North America, the pheasant and the deer in a lush forest environment.

Date: 1866

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 19 9/16 x 27 3/4 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-478
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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