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The pinneated grouse Cupidonia cupido (L.) Bd. A. Pope Jr


The pinneated grouse Cupidonia cupido (L.) Bd. A. Pope Jr



Print shows pair of pinneated grouse in grassy area.
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Illus. in: Upland game birds and water fowl of the United States / by A. Pope, Jr. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1878. Part fifth, plate IX (unbound copy).

Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, introduced the subject of colored lithography in 1818. Printers in other countries, such as France and England, were also started producing color prints. The first American chromolithograph—a portrait of Reverend F. W. P. Greenwood—was created by William Sharp in 1840. Chromolithographs became so popular in American culture that the era has been labeled as "chromo civilization". During the Victorian times, chromolithographs populated children's and fine arts publications, as well as advertising art, in trade cards, labels, and posters. They were also used for advertisements, popular prints, and medical or scientific books.

Alexander Pope Jr. (1849–1924) was an American artist, both in paint and wood carving, mostly of sporting and still life subjects. He studied for a short time under the sculptor William Copley, and was one of America's popular gaming artists. Alexander Pope was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on March 25, 1849. He graduated from Dorchester High School, and worked for his family's lumber business. He married Alice Downer on September 16, 1873.





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