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Wild Duck Shooting. A Good Day's Sport
Field scene. Two hunters in boat perched in along tall grass on shore aside a river. Caught game sits in boat and on ground next to two hunting dogs. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Wild Duck Shooting - A Good Day's Sport/ (18.7 x 25.12) 1854, N. Currier [New BEST 50] - L "
Currier & Ives created many prints which showed America at play. Hunting and fishing were popular leisure time activities for both country and city folk. Many hunting scenes that Currier & Ives printed were the designs of Arthur Tait and Frances (Fanny) Palmer. Palmer's husband was a hunter and it is noted that she accompanied him on several hunting trips. Palmer sketched what she observed, including her husband and his dogs.
In Wild Duck Shooting. A Good Day's Sport, a hunter, watched by his dog, stands in a boat loading his gun. His companion sits beside him on the edge of the boat, taking a duck from the mouth of the second dog.
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