Unframed & framed trout salmon antique lithographs by Sherman Denton: Lake trout, brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout. Bloch Antique Fish Engravings.  Ultimate décor for American fishermen!  Genuine and over 100 years old, these antique fish prints are timeless. When you buy antiques you are preserving history.  Call Anne 413-245-4197 to speak about your interest.

From Our Show Collection: Framed Sherman Denton Trout-Salmon Antique Lithographs!

Antique chromolithographs by Sherman Denton published in New York from 1895-1909 with archival double rag matting with a hint of creme,  99% UV Glass, archival foam and a beautiful fruitwood burl molding.  Each piece measures 14″ high x 18″ wide.  Free Shipping in the continental US.  Call Anne the old fashioned way to receive personal service at 413-245-4197.

Each piece is a framed antique chromolithograph.  The process is an obsolete craft whereas each and every color seen was printed from an individual key stoned limestone plate. The artwork is that of Sherman Denton, which was published in New York from 1895-1909 while Denton was employed for the State of New York Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission providing the water color illustrations for 100 chromolithographs of native species of American fish (& wildlife) which set the standard of fish illustration. The artwork has been conserved with archival double rag matting which has a tiny hint of cream, 99% UV Glass, archival foam core and finally framed in a beautiful fruitwood burl wood molding. Each piece measures 14″ high x 18″ wide.

Each and every color was applied within individual lime stone plate. A certain kind of lime stone from a particular part of Germany. It had the correct porosity to make a lithograph. Each plate was prepared in a special process for each and every color that was applied. It took a tremendous amount of talent, and craftsmanship. Superior registration by the lithographer was imperative for the final artwork rendering to be realistic.

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 watercolored illustrations for over 100 chromolithograph’s, which is exactly what you are looking at for sale here. One of the original chromolithographs published more than 100 years ago.

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.

Framed Trout Salmon Antique Lithographs by Sherman Denton. Archival Framing in Honey Fruitwood Burl.

Circa 1900, Sherman Denton was hired by the New York Fish and Game Commission to illustrate North American species of fish. Considered to be the best of his work are his trout-salmon antique lithographs. Framed in rag and under UV glass, in a lovey fruitwood burl wood frame measuring 18″ wide x 14″ high. With a little lead time I would be happy to frame your choice of fish like these.

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Trout & Salmon Prints by Sherman Denton. Published Circa 1900 for the New York Fish and Game Commission.

Sherman Denton was hired c.1895 by the State of New York, Fish and Game Commission, to illustrate North American species of salmon-trout. Denton came from Wellesley, Massachusetts. Delightful to both fishermen and chefs alike.

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Sherman Denton Traveler & Artist

During the 1880’s, Denton and his brothers accompanied their father, a geologist, on expeditions to Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea where he collected natural history specimens. Upon his return, Denton worked as an artist for the US Fish & Game Commission at the Smithsonian Institute, where he illustrated their annual reports and also developed and patented a method for mounting fish without them losing their natural colors. He became the leading maker of the Field Museum in Chicago and the Agassiz Museum at Harvard. Denton was hired by the State of NY Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission to illustrate their annual reports, providing the watercolor illustrations for some 100 chromo lithographs. Denton’s superb drawings vividly illustrated the appearance of live fish, and set the standard for all natural history fish illustrations.

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Collection of Unframed Denton Trout Salmon Antique Lithographs:

Welcome!  The beautiful Framed Trout Salmon Antique lithographs by Sherman Denton were published by the State of New York  Fish and Game Commission c.1900.  Used as illustrated documents in a sort of encyclopedia of the native species of fish found in America.  (I will happily from these with a little lead time,  archivally in the honey burl, below, $150. additional, per piece).

Denton Trout Salmon Antique Lithographs. Old Style, Framed $165. each. Shipped.

These antique trout salmon fish prints are old chromo lithographs by Sherman Denton.  They were published in New York c.1900.  They come from reports published by the New York fish and game commission and were published on a yearly basis.  Offered at a special low price, they come from a collection of a Rhode Island fisherman, wanting to sell his collection.  There is some wear to the frames, so please inspect with care.  The fish prints themselves are worth $165. each. 

Antique Lithographs: Sherman Denton Trout Salmon Prints Framed in Walnut Burl.

These are genuine antique chromolithographs of trout salmon.  They were published c.1900 by the New York Fish and Game Commission.  They are framed in high end double rag mats and under UV glass in dark walnut burl veneer, a solid wood frame. 

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Eliezer Bloch FishWerks. Rare Hand Colored Engravings of Salmon & Trout c.1730.

Bloch Fish engravings. These old prints were published by Eliezer Bloch.  Coming from Eliezer Bloch’s rare book on fish entitled Fishwerks in English.  Produced c.1730, they are hand water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag.   Species include ocean, lake, river and stream salmon-trout.

Priced from $200. – $350. each. Sizes vary a little, but just about 10 x 13 1/2.” 

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Trout & Salmon Fish. Antique Lithographs and Engravings. 

Assorted antique trout-salmon prints of fish from the ocean, freshwater lakes and rivers… We have a selection of Sherman Denton’s antique fish prints at Anne Hall Antique Prints, a reputable and knowledgeable antique print dealer locaated in Massachusetts!   Denton was hired circa 1900 by the New York Fish & Game Commission even though he was from Wellesley, Massachusetts.  His job was to illustrate North American species of fish.

Species of lake trout, brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout & salmon, land locked salmon, and steelhead salmon.    All of these old engravings and lithographs date to 1905 or before.  These old prints are the perfect artwork for a den, camp or kitchen!  Fishermen love to collect these old prints!

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