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

Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., New York and Albany: 1897

Original antique color lithograph (chromolithograph) prints from the year 1897
from drawings by Sherman Foote Denton

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

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

For Denton fish and wildlife prints from the year 1899, click here

For Denton fish and wildlife prints from the year 1902, 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
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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.
MALE BROOK TROUT Denton fish lithograph from 1897
(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

MALE BROOK TROUT
(Salvelinus fontinalis)

$175
MALE BROOK TROUT Denton fish lithograph from 1897
(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

FEMALE BROOK TROUT
(Salvelinus fontinalis)

$150
Denton fish lithograph from 1897 male trout
(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

MALE SUNAPEE TROUT or AMERICAN SAIBLING
(Salvelinus alpinus aureolus, Bean.)

$125
Denton fish lithograph from 1897 female trout
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)
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FEMALE SUNAPEE TROUT or AMERICAN SAIBLING
(Salvelinus alpinus aureolus, Bean.)

$75
MALE LAND LOCKED SALMON or OUANAICHE Denton fish lithograph from 1897
(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

MALE LAND LOCKED SALMON or OUANAICHE
(Salmo Salar Sebago, Girard)

$125
FEMALE LAND LOCKED SALMON or OUANAICHE Denton fish lithograph from 1897
(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

FEMALE LAND LOCKED SALMON or OUANAICHE
(Salmo Salar Sebago, Girard)

$95
LAKE TROUT Denton fish lithograph from 1897
(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

Note there is some wear/short tears around edges of paper – not affecting the image area

LAKE TROUT
(Cristivomer Namaycush, Walbaum)

$125
THE PIKE PERCH or WALL-EYED PIKE Denton fish lithograph from 1897
(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

Note the Denton signature is partially cut off on the left side of the paper (as issued)

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

$75
ADIRONDACK FROST FISH or ROUND WHITE FISH Denton fish lithograph from 1897
(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

ADIRONDACK FROST FISH or ROUND WHITE FISH
(Stizostedium Vitreum)

$50
OYSTERS Denton fish lithograph from 1897
(Click image to view an enlarged scan.
Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on actual antique print.)

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OYSTERS

$75
starfish oyster enemies Denton fish lithograph from 1897
(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

ENEMIES OF THE OYSTER

(Drill or Borer, Periwinkle, Starfish)

$95
RUFFED GROUSE or PARTRIDGE lithograph from 1897
(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

RUFFED GROUSE or PARTRIDGE
(Bonasa Umbellus, Linnaeus)

by JL Ridgway

$75
QUAIL lithograph from 1897
(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

QUAIL
(Colinus Virginianus, Linnaeus)

by JL Ridgway

$75
WOODCOCK lithograph from 1897
(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

WOODCOCK
(Philohela Minor)

by JL Ridgway

$75
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(black and white prints from the 1897 Second Annual Report)

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(black and white prints from the 1897 Second Annual Report)

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

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

For Denton fish and wildlife prints from the year 1899, click here

For Denton fish and wildlife prints from the year 1902, click here

Similar antique fish and wildlife prints from 1904-1907 here

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