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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
chromolithograph
Object Type
Chromolithograph
date made
1890
publisher; copywriter
Bradlee Whidden
lithographer
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
artist
Denton, Sherman Foote
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 18 in x 12 in; 45.72 cm x 30.48 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
DL*60.2731
catalog number
60.2731
accession number
228146
subject
Chronology: after 1890
Fishing
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Art
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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