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A Year After Marriage. The Mother's Jewel

Woman in blue dress, white apron seated on red chair at center; infant rocking in cradle to left; table with balls of yarn to right. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Year After Marriage, A - The Mother's Jewel/ (8.8x11.8) (Companion to #1461) - S"

A Year after Marriage. The Mother's Jewel comments on the change in priorities that marriage brings. The image suggests that the same woman who admired her gold and pearl jewelry the day before her wedding in the print The Day Before Marriage. The Bride's Jewels now realizes that her baby in a wicker cradle is the most important treasure in her life. She is content with her decision to marry even though her life changed dramatically as a result.

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 11 13/16 x 8 13/16 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-040
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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