John A. Ruthven Offset Lithograph With Stamp "Wood Duck," 1982
John A. Ruthven (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924 – 2020)
Wood Duck, 1982
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower right margin; signed in plate to the lower left
Numbered 995 of 9,000
Published by Wildlife Internationale, Inc., Georgetown, OH
Artist name, title, and date inscribed on publisher’s envelope to the verso of frame
Includes an Ohio Wetlands Habitat postage stamp to the lower right of matting.
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
- light scratches, scuffs, and flecks of debris to frame.
- measurements of frame; image measures 9.0" W x 6.5" H.