John A. Ruthven Offset Lithograph "Bobwhite Quail," Late 20th-21st Century
John A. Ruthven (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924 – 2020)
Bobwhite Quail, late 20th-21st century
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower right margin; signed in plate to the lower right
Numbered 404 of 1000
Plate V of the artist’s Americana series
Published by Wildlife Internationale, Inc., Georgetown, Ohio
Title inscribed in plate to the lower center margin
Artist name and title inscribed on label on publisher’s envelope to the verso of frame
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
- negligible flecks of debris present between print, matting, and the covering of frame; minor abrasions, scratching, scuffing, and accretions to frame; tearing to paper backing at the verso of frame; foxing, discoloration, light tearing, and buckling to publisher’s envelope attached to the verso of frame.
- measurements of frame; image measures 21.0" W x 17.25" H.