The Life and Age of Man
Nathaniel Currier, American, 1813 - 1888
Hand-colored lithograph on wove paper
Image: 8 3/4 × 12 15/16 in. (22.2 × 32.9 cm)
Sheet: 10 × 14 1/16 in. (25.4 × 35.7 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund
N. Currier Lithographer, New York
Place Made: United States, North America
Not on view
Inscribed, on stone, center: THE / LIFE & AGE OF / MAN. / STAGES OF MAN'S LIFE FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE / Resist the Devil and he will flee from you!; inscribed, on stone, below image, lower left: Unitl the first 5 / years be spent / A child is lamb like innocent.[under infant]; at ten he goat like / skips and joys. / In idle sports and / foolish toys. [under 10 year old child]; At twenty love doth / swell his veins / And heifer like / untamed remains. [under 20 year old man]; With bull like strength / to smite his foes / At thiry to the / field he goes. [under 30 year old man]; inscribed, on stone, below image, lower center: At forty nought his / courage quails. / But lion like by / force prevails. [under 40 year old man]; Strength fails at fifty but with wit / Fox like he helps to / manage it. [under 50 year old man]; At sixty repine fraud / and stealthy ways / Wolf like he tries his / wealth to Raise. [under 60 year old man]; inscribed, on stone, below image, lower right: At seventy news hell / hear and tell / but dog-like loves / at home to dwell. [under 70 year old man]; The cat keeps house / and loves teh fire / At eighty we the / same desire. [under 80 year old man]; Weak asses backs / were made to bear / At ninety we must / suffer ev'ry wehre. [under 90 year old man]; If we should reach / the hundreth year / Tho' sick of life the / grave we fear. [under 100 year old man]; inscribed, on stone, lower center margin: LITH. & PUB. BY N. CURRIER, 33 SPRUCE ST. N.Y.
HIST 27, WGST 23, Gender and Power in American History from the Colonial Period to the Civil War, Leslie Butler, Spring 2012
Constructing Gender: Works from the Hood Museum of Art's Collection, 1500 to the Present, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ARTH 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 28-April 22, 2012.
The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd., Phildadelphia, Pennsylvania; sold to present collection, 2004.
Conningham (1949): 3499; Gale Research (1983): 3769
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