We are proud to offer this print by naturalist and artist Sherman F. Denton from “Game Fish of New York”, 1895-1907. This series was produced around the turn of the century when game fishing and hunting became more of a sport than a necessity for many Americans. Denton, who worked as an artist for the U.S. Fish Commission at the Smithsonian Institute, developed a method of mounting fish that preserved their colors as in life. The State of New York Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission then hired Denton to illustrate their annual reports between 1895 and 1907. Denton’s superb drawings were printed in full color, reproducing the vivid appearance of the live fish. Even today, Denton’s illustrations are the standard by which all subsequent fish prints are judged.