Lot of 14 Antique Denton framed fish prints ; Collectible nature prints.
Current price $225.00
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Listing type Chinese
Location Kingston, New York 124** US
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Up for auction is this lot of 14 framed S.F. Denton framed fish prints ! Prints include Dogfish, Brook Sucker,Pickerel, Salmon,Smelt,Canadian Red Trout,Bergall,Bonito,Female Brook Trout,Red Snapper,and Atlantic Salmon. The colors are great, but there is some shading due to age. Please look at photos...could not show all 14. Prints are 12" wide x 9 1/2" tall.
Bidding starts at $ 225.00
This is for local pickup only ... no shipping. Item is located 7 miles from Kingston N.Y.
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Sherman Foote Denton (1856-1937) was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts , S.F. Denton was a multi-talented artist, scientist and skilled entrepreneur in business. His interest in natural history encompassed not only fish, but butterflies and moths, insects, birds, fossils, freshwater pearls and gems. During the 1880s, he and his brothers went on trips to the Western U.S. and accompanied their father, a geologist, on an expedition to Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea, where collected natural history specimens. Returning to the U.S., Denton worked as an artist for the United States Fish Commission at the Smithsonian Institute between 1896 and 1890, where he illustrated their reports with chromolithograph prints and also developed and patented a method for mounting fish without losing the natural colors. He became the leading maker of fish models for collectors and museums such as the Smithsonian, the Field Museum in Chicago and the Agassiz Museum at Harvard. He also invented a method for mounting butterflies, and amassed the most important collection of freshwater pearls in the U.S. Sherman, along with his brothers William, Winsford and Shelley (a noted naturalist in his time) became famous at the 1900 Paris Exposition for their award-winning moth and butterfly collections. Sherman Denton was also renowned among the leading naturalists of his day for developing and patenting methods to preserve fish, butterflies and moths in a much more life-like state.
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