Trout Salmon Antique Lithographs & Engravings to Buy Now

 Antique trout salmon lithographs & engravings that you can buy now.

Information about Antique Color Lithography

Printing from limestone plates in colors is called chromolithography. In this process, each and every color was applied within individual lime key-stone plates. This is how the Trout-Salmon antique lithographs by Sherman Denton were published. Each plate was prepared in a special process for each and every color that was applied. A certain kind of limestone from a particular part of Germany. It had the correct porosity to become a lithograph.

It took a tremendous amount of talent, and craftsmanship. Superior registration by the lithographer was imperative for the final artwork rendering to be realistic.

Information on Buy Now Trout Salmon Antique Lithographs by Sherman Denton-Written by Anne Hall

Sherman Denton was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts which today is complete with Denton Street in honor of his work and home from 1856 through 1937.

Sherman’s father was a naturalist and geologist. He had taken Sherman at age 15 and in the 1880’s to Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea, where he collected natural history specimens. During this time he managed to gather the largest collection of freshwater pearls in the United States.

Upon returning to America as a young man Sherman Denton landed a position working for the “Forest, Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York” and stayed from 1895-1909. Denton provided the incredible lifelike watercolor illustrations for over 100 chromolithographs. Some of his watercolors eventually became these Trout-Salmon antique lithographs. Everyone could learn about America’s fish with the lifelike illustrations.

During this time he developed & patented a method for mounting fish without them losing their natural colors. Denton set the standard for natural history fish illustrations.

Denton became the leading artist of fish models for collectors and museums such as the Smithsonian Institute, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, and the Louis Agassi’s Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

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