Denton’s Fish Illustrations

Denton Brook Trout_edited-1Sherman Foote Denton was an American naturalist and artist who became famous for his beautiful, and highly accrete watercolors of fish. In 1895, the State of New York commissioned him to produce illustrations for the annual Fisheries, Game and Forest reports. This happy relationship continued for over the years during which Denton created extremely high quality color printed lithographs. A separate stone is uses to print each color, and the delicacy with which Sherman blended the colors gives each fish a wonderful realistic iridescence. As the Annual Report states, ” no colored figures of fishes in existence exceed them for truthfulness or beauty of execution.”