J.L. Ridgway. "Great Blue Heron.” From Fish and Game of the State of New York.
New York, 1907-09. Chromolithograph. 5 1/4 x 8 (image). Full margins. Very good condition.
This print was produced when game hunting became more of a sport than a necessity for many Americans. It was part of the mystique of Teddy Roosevelt and other famous outdoorsmen. This series has beautiful, accurate and exciting depictions by some of the leading artists of the time.