New York: Forest, Fish and Game Commision, 1902. First printing. A Fine original chromolithograph printed on heavy clay-coated stock. (9 x 12.5 inches). A fine late nineteenth century American chromolithograph produced from the original watercolors by Sherman Foote Denton (1856-1937) Angler, Scientist and Painter who pioneered the technique for preserving the freshly landed fish by which it retained its vivid coloration and iridescence in preparation for studio rendering.
As documented in the Annual Reports of the State of NY Fisheries, Game and Forest Commissions c. 1898-1909: "No colored figures of fishes in existence exceed [Denton's Fish] for truthfulness or beauty of execution." Fine condition. Item #3763