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John Ruthven Offset Lithograph "Cardinal," Circa 1978

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John A. Ruthven (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924 – 2020)
Cardinal, circa 1978
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower right
Numbered 920 of 950
Plate I from the artist’s Songbird series
Published by Wildlife Internationale, Inc., Georgetown, OH
Title inscribed in plate to the lower center margin
Publisher’s label to the verso
Includes photocopy of the Ohio Magazine article, The Artistry of John Ruthven by John Fleischman.

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
  • Please note, if the warehouse transfer to Cincinnati option is selected by the winning bidder, the item will be available in Cincinnati for pickup after three business days after payment has been finalized.


- slight buckling to artwork; flecks of accretions lightly scattered between print, mat, and the covering of frame; small abrasions, scratches, and scuffs to frame; toning, creases, and handling wear to photocopy of Ohio Magazine article.


24.5" W x 28.5" H x 1.25" D

- measurements of frame; image measures 14.5" W x 18.5" H.

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