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Bear Hunting. Close Quarters

In this dramatic scene, a bear devours a hunter while his partner and his dogs try to kill the wild beast. Currier & Ives primarily produced hunting scenes that portrayed the successful sportsman, however, some images were created to sensationalize the hunt. Currier & Ives capitalized on tales of hunters who battled hand-to-claw or hand-to-horn with wild animals. In this print the bear is the victor.

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 14 3/4 x 11 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-618
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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