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October 2015 Showcase- Read It Now!

Our October 2015 Showcase has been sent to those on our mailing list, and can now be viewed online (just click the link below). Highlights in this issue include 19th century city views, maps from Jacques N. Bellin’s 1764 maritime atlas, Denton fish prints, Winslow Homer illustrations, and prints from our two most recent gallery shows, 20th Century People and Monotypes.

Published in both traditional and digital media forms, we are now able to share our fantastic collection in a whole new way.  We are already working on our next issue, which should arrive in time for the 2015 holiday season. To receive our next Showcase, just send us your mailing information, via email.

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The Old Print Gallery Showcase. Volume XXXVIII, October 2015.
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Chromolithograph, Early 20th Century, Lithograph, Natural History, Prints

Denton Fish Prints

Sea Bass. (Centropristes Striatus.) By Sherman F. Denton. Chromolithograph, 1895-1909. From the New York State report entitled "Fish and Game of the State of New York."

Sea Bass. (Centropristes Striatus.) By Sherman F. Denton. Chromolithograph, 1895-1909. From the New York State report entitled “Fish and Game of the State of New York.”

We recently added to our OPG inventory a large collection of fish prints by Sherman F. Denton. Denton ( 1856-1937) was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts, into a family of other famous naturalists. A knowledgeable and skilled artist, scientist, and naturalist in his own right, Sherman Denton was first hired by the U.S. Forest, Fish, and Game Commission at the turn of the century to illustrate fish of North America. His beautiful chromolithographs became the new standard to which other fish prints were judged.

Sheepshead.  (Archosargus Probatocephalus). By Sherman F. Denton. Chromolithograph, c.1900. Published by the Forest, Fish and Game Commission.

Sheepshead. (Archosargus Probatocephalus). By Sherman F. Denton. Chromolithograph, c.1900. Published by the Forest, Fish and Game Commission.

His success piqued the interest of  New York state government, who later commissioned him to illustrate their report titled “Fish and Game of the State of New York.”  The Report was published yearly between 1895-1909. Denton is also famous for developing and patenting new methods for preserving fish, butterflies, and moths, keeping the color closer to a life-like state after mounting.

The Canadian Red Trout.  (Adult Male). By Sherman F. Denton. Chromolithograph, 1895-1909. From the New York State report titled "Fish and Game of the State of New York."

The Canadian Red Trout. (Adult Male). By Sherman F. Denton. Chromolithograph, 1895-1909. From the New York State report titled “Fish and Game of the State of New York.”

Alewife or Branch Herring.  {Pomolobus Pseudoharengus}. By Sherman F. Denton. Chromolithograph, 1895-1909. From the New York State report titled "Fish and Game of the State of New York."

Alewife or Branch Herring. (Pomolobus Pseudoharengus). By Sherman F. Denton. Chromolithograph, 1895-1909. From the New York State report titled “Fish and Game of the State of New York.”

Female Land Locked Salmon or Quananiche. (Salmo Salar Sebago. Girard.) By Sherman F. Denton. Chromolithograph, 1895-1909. From the New York State report entitled "Fish and Game of the State of New York."

Female Land Locked Salmon or Quananiche. (Salmo Salar Sebago. Girard.) By Sherman F. Denton. Chromolithograph, 1895-1909. From the New York State report entitled “Fish and Game of the State of New York.”

To see more Denton prints, please visit our website.  You can also see these print in person at our Georgetown gallery.

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