Fly-Fishing for Black Bass

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 4. Fly-fishing for Black Bass. S.F. Denton. Depicted is of a fisherman standing in a stream reeling in a fish.
The artist was Sherman Foote Denton (1856-1937), a naturalist and noted illustrator of drawings of fish. Denton also invented a method of mounting fish that preserved their colors as in life. His work was frequently commissioned by the U.S. Fish Commision, forerunner of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Currently not on view
date made
publisher; copywriter
Bradlee Whidden
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
Denton, Sherman Foote
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
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image: 18 in x 12 in; 45.72 cm x 30.48 cm
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Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
Chronology: after 1890
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Data Source
National Museum of American History