Chromolithograph after Arthur Burdett Frost "Hunting the Deer", 1890
After Arthur Burdett Frost (Pennsylvania, 1851-1928)
Hunting the Deer (Deer Shooting), 1890
Chromolithograph on paper
Signed in plate to the lower left
From the 1889-1890 folio “Sport or Fishing and Shooting”
Published by Bradlee Whidden, Boston, Massachusetts
Printed by Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
Born in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania in 1851, Arthur Burdett Frost began to work in the world of craft at the age of fifteen while apprenticing for a company that produced lithographs and engravings. Acclaimed for being a mostly self-taught artist, Frost’s only traditional artistic training occurred at the Philidelphia Academy of Fine Arts where he took night classes with Thomas Eakins. Working as an illustrator for Scribner’s and Harper’s starting in 1876, Frost made frequent trips West. He eventually purchased and settled on a farm in New Jersey before spending 1908-1916 in Paris. Upon his return he moved to live with his son in Pasadena California where he spent the rest of his life painting sporting scenes, still lives, and landscapes. Renowned for being one of Americas most favored hunting illustrators, the artist’s work has exhibited at the World’s Columbian Expo in Chicago in 1893 as well as the Paris Exposition in 1900 and is part of the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Delaware Museum, Brandywine River Museum, and the Oakland Museum.
- wear and scratching to the frame; residue to the glass covering; tonign to the mat; when examined out of frame toning and foxing to the paper is visible.
- measures frame, visible image measures 12" W x 18" H.