Original Antique Fish Print: The Smelt by Sherman Foote Denton 1902 For Sale


Original Antique Fish Print: The Smelt by Sherman Foote Denton 1902

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Original Antique Fish Print: The Smelt by Sherman Foote Denton 1902:
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Sherman Foote Denton (1856-1937) is best known for the nature drawings that he was commissioned to illustrate for the US Fish Commission (later the Fish and Wildlife Service) and the Forest, Fish and Game Commissioner's Reports for New York State.


Born in Wellesley, Massachusetts , S.F. Denton was a multi-talented artist, scientist and skilled entrepreneur in business. From a family of naturalists, Sherman, along with his brothers William, Winsford and Shelley (a noted naturalist in his time) became famous at the 1900 Paris Exposition for their award-winning moth and butterfly collections. Sherman Denton was also renowned among the leading naturalists of his day for developing and patenting methods to preserve fish, butterflies and moths in a much more life-like state.

Here we have "The Smelt. (Osmerus Mordax)". This is an ORIGINAL print!! NOT a modern reproduction or reprint!! This beautiful 118 year old 9 1/2 x 12 inch print is in EXCELLENT condition, very suitable for framing or a gift idea. This is from New York State's Fisheries & Game Commission Reports Portfolio, published in 1902. Please see all the scans to appreciate the fine detail & vibrant colors! Shipping via USPS 1st Class mail is $4.95 for up to 6 prints, so please see my other Fish & Wildlife before paying. Any questions at all please ask & I WILL respond promptly & thanks for looking!!!



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