The Tree of Life

Currier & Ives, American, 1857 - 1907



Hand-colored lithograph on paper

Image: 8 × 8 3/8 in. (20.3 × 21.3 cm)

Sheet: 14 1/8 × 10 in. (35.8 × 25.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund; gifts are Bequest of Mrs. N. A. Frost



Currier & Ives, New York


Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on stone, on fruit in tree, upper left: WISDOM / FAITH / VIRTUE / TEMPERANCE; inscribed, on stone, on fruit in tree, upper center: HOPE / LOVE / CHARITY / JOY / MEEKNESS; inscribed, on stone, on fruit in tree, upper right: PEACE / TRUTH / HOLINESS; inscribed, on stone, lower center margin: ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS IN THE YEAR 1870, BY CURRIER & IVES IN THE CLERKS OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.; inscribed, on stone, lower center: THE TREE OF LIFE. / On either side of the river was there the Tree of Live which / bare twelve manner of fruits.__ Revelation Chap.XXII, 2._

Exhibition History

American Intellectual and Cultural History Through the Civil War, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, History 30, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 10-September 6, 1992.

Nineteenth Century American Prints, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 25-June 12, 1977.


Cora McDevitt Wilson (1880-1975), The Book & Print Shop, Hanover, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1951.

Catalogue Raisonne

Conningham (1949): 6136; Gates Research (1983): 6620

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