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John A. Ruthven Offset Lithograph "Great Horned Owl," 1974

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John A. Ruthven (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924 – 2020)
Great Horned Owl, 1974
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower right
Numbered 362 of 1,000
From the artist’s Americana series
Published by Wildlife Internationale, Inc., Georgetown, OH
Title inscribed in plate to the lower center margin
Artist’s statement included on sheet to verso
Includes a certificate of authenticity from the publisher

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


- flecks of accretions lightly scattered between matting and the covering of frame; abrasions, scratches, scuffs, and accretions to frame; toning, foxing, accretions, buckling, tears, and other handling wear to artist’s statement sheet at the verso of frame.


37.5" W x 30.5" H x 1.25" D

- measurements of frame; image measures 27.0" W x 19.0" H.

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