A Hunt Above The Timber Line

Description (Brief)
This print is one of fifteen chromolithographs that were included in the 1889-1890 folio "Sport or Fishing and Shooting" published by Bradlee Whidden of Boston and edited by A.C. Gould. These prints are based on watercolors that were commissioned for the publication, and illustrated by prominent American artists. Each folio illustration was accompanied by a single leaf of descriptive text followed by an account of the depicted sporting scene. The publication was advertised as having been reviewed for accuracy by a renowned group of anglers and hunters prior to printing.
This print was originally titled and numbered on the text page as 13. A hunt above the timber line [Big-horn]. Edward Knobel. Depicted are four big horn sheep running across boulders in the foreground. A fifth sheep falls, shot by one of two hunters visible in the left background.
The artist was Edward Knobel (1839-1908), noted for his illustrations of plants and animals.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
date made
publisher; copywiter
Bradlee Whidden
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
Knobel, Edward
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
image: 12 in x 18 in; 30.48 cm x 45.72 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Chronology: after 1890
Wild Animals
Domestic Furnishings
Peters Prints
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

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