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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 prints from the year 1896

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

Similar antique fish and wildlife prints from 1904-1907 here

Sheet size: approximately 11.25 x 8.25 inches
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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.
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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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)

$40
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE COMMON EDIBLE OR BLUE CRAB
(Callinecles hastatus)

$40
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)

SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

[blue-toned print]

BROWN TROUT (Salmo fario).
Caught in Caledonia Creek...

$20
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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ROUND WHITEFISH OR ADIRONDACK FROST FISH (Coregonus quadrilaterlus)
CISCO OR LAKE HERRING (Coregonus Artedi)

[see tear in left margin]

$20
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE WHITE PERCH (Roccus Americanus)
THE YELLOW PERCH (Perca Americana)

$20
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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STRIPED BASS OR ROCKFISH (Roccus lineatus)
THE SAUGER OR SAND PIKE (Stizostedium Canadense)

$20
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

THE CRAY-FISH (Cambarus affinis)

$40
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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RAINBOW TROUT (Salmo irideus). ADULT.
RAINBOW TROUT (Salmo irideus). YOUNG.

$40
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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STEEL-HEAD TROUT (Salmo Gairdneri). ADULT.
RED-THROAT TROUT (Salmo mykiss). ALASKAN FORM.

$40
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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DEER HOUND WITH A RECORD

$10
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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TYPES OF ADIRONDACK DEER HOUNDS

$15
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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A GROUP OF DISTINGUISHED SPORTSMEN

$20
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)

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[BLUE-TONED PRINT]

ANTLERS IN THE VELVET

$10
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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TYPICAL DEVELOPMENT OF ANTLERS

$10
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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BURR OF DEER'S ANTLER SHED IN THE WOODS

$5
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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WOODCOCK NESTING

$10
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)

IMAGE SIZE: APPROX. 5.5 x 4.25 inches with text above and text on back of page
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SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

[2 fishermen in canoe netting fish]

$10
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)

IMAGE SIZE: APPROX. 5.5 x 3 inches with text above and text on back of page
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[3 fishermen in long canoe fish on line (REF A)]

$10
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)

IMAGE SIZE: APPROX. 5.5 x 3.5 inches with text below and text on back of page
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SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

[Hy Watson illustration 2 fishermen in canoe with a fish on the line]

$10
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)

IMAGE SIZE: APPROX. 5.5 x 3 inches with text above and below and text on back of page
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SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

[fisherman on bank with fish on the line]

$10
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)

IMAGE SIZE: APPROX. 5.5 x 3.25 inches with text above and below and text on back of page
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SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

[wading fly-fisher]

$10
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)

IMAGE SIZE: APPROX. 5.5 x 3 inches with text above and text on back of page
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SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

[3 fishermen in long canoe fish on line, REF B]

$10
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)

IMAGE SIZE: APPROX. 5.5 x 3 inches with text above and below and text on back of page
Click above image for view of entire page

SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

[fish creel, bear, wild turkeys]

$5
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)

IMAGE SIZE: APPROX. 5.5 x 2.75 inches with text above and below and text on back of page
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SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

[deer hunter with dog]

$10
ANTIQUE PRINTS FROM 1896 NY FISH & GAME
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Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)

IMAGE SIZE: APPROX. 4.5 x 5.5 inches with text above and below and text on back of page
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SHEET SIZE: APPROX. 11.25 X 8.25 INCHES

[canoe fishing on the river]

$10

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Similar antique fish and wildlife prints from 1904-1907 here

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