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Antique fish and game prints from the "First Annual Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries, Game and Forests of the State of New York"

Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., New York and Albany: 1896

Original antique color lithograph (chromolithograph) prints from the year 1896
from drawings by Sherman Foote Denton

For Denton fish and wildlife prints from the year 1898, click here

Similar antique fish and wildlife prints from 1904-1907 here

(also offered below are black and white offset lithograph prints from the same publication)

Sheet size: approximately 11.25 x 8.25 inches
Blank verso

PLEASE CLICK ON THUMBNAIL IMAGES FOR AN ENLARGED VIEW.
SOME CORNER/EDGE WEAR TO BE EXPECTED FOR THESE ANTIQUE PRINTS.

Sherman Foote Denton (1856-1939) Sherman Foote Denton (1856–1937), provided the watercolor illustrations for some 100 chromolithographs documenting various species of North American fish and a few of other wildlife for the State of New York Fisheries, Game, and Forest Commission's Annual Reports from 1895 to 1909. The State of New York illustrations are widely admired for their detail and color to this day. Denton was a Renaissance man: naturalist, traveler, artist, entrepreneur, collector, inventor and author. His interest in natural history encompassed not only fish, but butterflies and moths, insects, birds, fossils, freshwater pearls and gems. During the 1880s, he and his brothers went on trips to the Western U.S. and accompanied their father, a geologist, on an expedition to Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea, where collected natural history specimens. Returning to the U.S., Denton worked as an artist for the United States Fish Commission at the Smithsonian Institute between 1896 and 1890, where he illustrated their reports and also developed and patented a method for mounting fish without losing the natural colors. He became the leading maker of fish models for collectors and museums such as the Smithsonian, the Field Museum in Chicago and the Agassiz Museum at Harvard. He also invented a method for mounting butterflies, and amassed the most important collection of freshwater pearls in the U.S.
 
References:
"Sherman Denton, Naturalist, Dead." Boston Herald American. June 25, 1937.
Steinhacker, Charles. "The Fish Prints of S.F. Denton." The American Fly Fisher.Vol. 20, No. 3. Summer 1994.
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 7.75 INCHES

THE BROOK TROUT
(Salvelinus fontinalis. Mitchill.)

The Tahoe Trout
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 12 X 9.375 INCHES

TAHOE TROUT
(Salmo Henshawi)

$125
ROCKY MOUNTAIN TROUT
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 12 X 9.375 INCHES

RED THROAT BLACK SPOTTED OR ROCKY MOUNTAIN TROUT
(Salmo Mykiss, Walbaum.)

$150
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE RAINBOW TROUT
(Salmo Irideus)

$175
(in stock soon, approximately Feb. 15-20, 2017)
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE BROWN TROUT (Salmo Fario)

$175
THE CANADIAN RED TROUT
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 12 X 9.375 INCHES

THE CANADIAN RED TROUT
ADULT MALE

$125
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE ATLANTIC SALMON
(Salmo Salar)

$90
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE WHITE FISH
(Coregonus Clupeiformis)

$75
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8 INCHES

THE LARGE-MOUTHED BLACK BASS
(Micropterus Salmoides)

$175
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8 INCHES

THE SMALL-MOUTHED BLACK BASS
(Micropterus dolomieu)

$175
THE WHITE BASS
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 12 X 9.375 INCHES

THE WHITE BASS
(Roccus Chyrsops, Rafinesque)

see Denton fish prints from 1898 for possible availability

Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE PIKE PERCH or WALL-EYED PIKE
(Stizostedium Vitreum)

$90
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE MASCALONGE (Lucius Masquinongy. Mitch.)
From Chautauqua Lake

$90
 
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE PIKE
(Lucius Lucius. L.)

$90
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE PICKEREL (Lucius reticulatus. Le Sueur.)
From the Upper Hudson River

$75
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE PICKEREL (Lucius reticulatus. Le Sueur.)
From a pond in Massachusetts

$75
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE SHAD
(Clupea Sapidissima)

$75
LONG-EARED SUNFISH
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 12 X 9.375 INCHES

LONG-EARED SUNFISH
(Lepomis Auritus)

COMMON MACKEREL
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 12 X 9.375 INCHES

COMMON MACKEREL
(Scomber Scombrus)

Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE SMELT
(Osmerus Mordax)

$60
AMERICAN LOBSTER
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

AMERICAN LOBSTER
(Homarus Americanus)
Male upper side

$225
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE VIRGINIA DEER
(Cariacus Virginianus)

$40
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE MONGOLIAN or RING-NECKED PHEASANT
(Phasius Torquatus)

[see closed tear above pheasant's head]

$60

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