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

Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., New York and Albany: 1899

Original antique color lithograph (chromolithograph) fish prints from the year 1899
from drawings by Sherman Foote Denton
Bird prints are from paintings by J.L. Ridgway

For Denton fish and wildlife prints from the year 1896, click here

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.
The Shad by Denton
(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)

margins a bit grubby, dog-ear crease lower left, crumple lower right
$30
Weak-fish by Denton
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

WEAK-FISH OR SQUETEAGUE
(Cynoscion regale)

margins a bit grubby
$30
Common Mackerel by Denton
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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COMMON MACKEREL
(Scomber scombrus)

 
$40
DOG-FISH, MUD-FISH, BOW-FIN OR GRINDLE by Denton
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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DOG-FISH, MUD-FISH, BOW-FIN OR GRINDLE
(Amia Calva)

margins a bit grubby
$30
COMMON EELby Denton
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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 EEL
(Anguilla rostrata)

margins a bit grubby
$30
TOMCOD OR FROST-FISH by Denton
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

TOMCOD OR FROST-FISH
(Gadus tomcod)

 
$50
AMERICAN LOBSTER MALE by Denton
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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AMERICAN LOBSTER
(Homarus americanus)
Male upper side

minor grubbiness lower left
$250
AMERICAN LOBSTER FEMALE by Denton
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

AMERICAN LOBSTER
(Homarus americanus)
Under side of Eggbearing female

grubbiness lower left
$175
YELLOW OR BARRED PERCH by Denton
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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YELLOW OR BARRED PERCH
(Perca americana)

 
$50
MALLARD DUCK BY RIDGWAY
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

MALLARD DUCK
(Anas boschas)
Male

grubby margins
$25
MALLARD DUCK BY RIDGWAY
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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RING-NECKED PHEASANT Female
(Phasianus torquatus)

grubby margins
$25
UPLAND PLOVER BY RIDGWAY
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

UPLAND PLOVER
(Bartramia longicauda)

grubby margins
$25
SPRUCE GROUSE BY RIDGWAY
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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SPRUCE GROUSE
(Dendragapus canadensis)

 
$30
FOREST TENT CATERPILLAR: MAPLE WORM
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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FOREST TENT CATERPILLAR: MAPLE WORM

 
$20
LEOPARD MOTH
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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LEOPARD MOTH

 
$20
SUGAR MAPLE BORER
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

SUGAR MAPLE BORER

 
$20

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Similar antique fish and wildlife prints from 1904-1907 here

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