Original Antique Fish Print Chromolithograph Summer Flounder S. F. Denton 1906

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 US Fish and Wildlife Service) and the Forest, Fish and Game Commission of 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 "Flounder (Paralichthys Dentatus (Linnaeus)" or the Sumnmer Flounder.This beautifully colored incredibly detailed (please see all scans) 8 x 11 inch 108 year old chromolithograph (a painstaking process where separate stone slabs were used for each color, the only feasible printing method available at the turn of the century) is in VERY GOOD condition, on heavy stock, very suitable for framing or a great gift for the sportsman. This fish is from the State of New York's Forest Fish and Game Commission reports for the years 1904-06. Shipping via USPS 1st class mail ... read more