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

Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., New York and Albany: 1898

Original antique color lithograph (chromolithograph) fish prints from the year 1898
from drawings by Sherman Foote Denton
Bird prints are from paintings by J.L. Ridgway

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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

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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 8.25 INCHES

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

Denton fish lithograph from 1896
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

STEELHEAD or SALMON TROUT
(Salmo gairdneri, Richardson)

Denton fish lithograph from 1896
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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WHITE BASS (Roccus Chrysops, Rafinesque)

$100
Denton fish lithograph from 1896
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

FALL FISH or SILVER CHUB
(Semotilus bullaris, Rafinesque)

$90
Denton fish lithograph from 1898
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

ALEWIFE or BRANCH HERRING
(Pomolobus pseudoharengus)

$75
Denton fish lithograph from 1898
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

GOLDEN SHINER or BREAM
(Abramis cryoleucas, Mitchill)

$75
Denton fish lithograph from 1898
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

COMMON WHITEFISH FEMALE from HEMLOCK LAKE
(Coregonus clupeiformis, Mitchill)

$60
Denton fish lithograph from 1898
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

COMMON WHITEFISH MALE from CANADAIGUA LAKE
(Coregonus clupeiformis, Mitchill)

$60
Denton fish lithograph from 1898
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

GREAT BLUE HERON (Ardea herodias Linnaeus)

$50
Denton fish lithograph from 1898
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

KINGFISHER (Ceryle alcyon Boie)

$50
Denton fish lithograph from 1898
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

WOODDUCK MALE (Aix sponsa Swainson)

[AKA Summer Duck, Wood Duck]

Denton fish lithograph from 1898
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

WOODDUCK FEMALE (Aix sponsa Swainson)

[AKA Summer Duck, Wood Duck]

Denton fish lithograph from 1898
(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

WILSON'S or ENGLISH SNIPE (Gallinago media Wilson)

$40

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