Swan Shooting: The Aldine


John S. Davis. “Swan-Shooting on the Red River.” From The Aldine. An American Journal. New York, June 1876. 12 1/2 x 8 3/4. Wood engraving.  Very good condition.

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The Aldine. An American Art Journal was not strictly speaking an illustrated newspaper, but its prints were similar in process to those of Harper’s and the like. The Aldine (1868-79) was started as a house organ for a New York firm of printers, but became a general magazine devoted to art and typography under the editorship of R.H. Stoddard (1871-75). It was filled with wood engravings based on art by some of the best American artists of the day, including most famously Thomas Moran, after whose work thirty-nine prints were made. Many of these, and images by other artists, featured American western landscape, increasing the awareness among the public of the beauty of this region.