Thomas Doughty “Argali” [Mountain Sheep]


Thomas Doughty “Argali.” From Thomas Doughty’s The Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural Sport. Philadelphia: J. and T. Doughty, 1830 and 1832. Lithographed on stone and colored by hand with watercolors. 6 5/8 x 8 1/2. Very good condition.

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An original antique print of drawn by Thomas Doughty and issued in his important Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural Sports, “the first major sport print color book produced in America,” (Bennett, p. 35).  These beautifully executed natural history prints were the work of leading American artists, including Thomas Doughty, Titian Ramsay Peale, and M.E.D. Brown.  Doughty, one of the founders of the Hudson River School of art, was not only the author of the work, but he provided many of the images.  This image shows his expert ability with the mountain sheep shown in a classic American landscape.  The prints from Doughty’s work hold up today as wonderful works of art, as well as superb examples of early American natural history.