The Mirror Carp. Cyprinus carpio. CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS - FISHES OF NORTH AMERICA.

The Mirror Carp. Cyprinus carpio.

Petrie, J.L. (illus).
1898.
Chromolithograph, 10 x 17 inches on sheet 12 x 19 inches. Two 1/2 inch archivally mended edge tears (outside image area), crease to lower right and upper left corners, light soiling in margins. A chromolithograph of the highest quality, capturing the subtle coloration of the fish portrayed, produced for William Harris' publication "The Fishes Of North America" which was published in 1898 (Bennett, American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books p.51). Harris had his artist, J.L. Petrie, paint from recently caught fish, and the particulars are noted in the lower left margin: "Specimen (weight 1 1/2 lbs.) caught and painted at New York State Hatchery, Mumford, N.Y." with Harris' facsimile signature. Item #41484

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