Unattributed. "Snipe Shooting."
New York: Fisher & Carpenter 8 & 9 Baxter St., circa. 1870s. 17 3/4 x 23 ½ (image) Lithograph. Original hand color. Slight water stains and repairs along center vertical area. Archival backing for strength. Overall pleasant appearance. Peters, America on Stone, p. 188.
Men and dogs hunting birds in an early Spring landscape. The willow trees along the creek bank are beginning to sprout foliage, thus giving the birds less than their usual cover. The picture artfully shows the stages of loading, firing, and fetching. A fine hunting print.