John A. Ruthven Giclée "Bluebirds," Late 20th-21st Century
John A. Ruthven (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924 – 2020)
Bluebirds, late 20th-21st century
Giclée on paper
Signed to the lower left margin; signed in plate to the lower left
Numbered 51 of 250
Title inscribed in plate to the lower center margin
John Aldrich Ruthven studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Jack Storey Central Academy of Commercial Art. After graduating, Ruthven opened a commercial studio and started painting the realistic wildlife portraits he is known for today. Ruthven was a member of the Outdoor Writers Association, the Cincinnati Art Club and Art Director’s Club, the Cincinnati Artist’s Guild, and the National Audubon Society.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- artwork appears to be presented slightly off-center within the frame, with gaps visible between the edges of the sheet and the frame along the right side; light accretions and flecks of debris present between the print and the covering of frame; small gaps present at the corners between the bars of frame; spots of minor flaking and chipping to the paint and veneer of frame scattered throughout; light scratching, scuffing, discoloration, and loose debris to frame.
- measurements of frame; image measures 10.75" W x 16.75" H.