Alexander Pope Jr. “Black Ducks” From Upland Game Birds and Water Fowl of the United States. New York: Scribner, Armstrong and Co., 1877-78. Chromolithograph. 14 x 20. Removed from original acidic backing. Very good condition.
Alexander Pope Jr. was one of a group of important sporting artists who developed an American style of watercolors in the late nineteenth century. Many of these artists, including Pope, issue portfolios of chromolithographs after their watercolors, and these prints are from Pope’s series of game birds and water fowl.