Black Perch - 1939 Color Print

SKU: #VMP1080 $16.50 USD

This antique color portrait features the colorful image of a pair of Black Perch. The print comes from the book The Book Of Fishes, Revised and Enlarged Edition, Presenting the Better Known Species of Food and Game Fishes of the Coastal and Inland Waters of the United States edited by John Oliver La Gorce, Litt.D., D.Sc. Vice President, National Geographic Society. The book was originally copyrighted in 1919. This edition published by the National Geographic Society of Washington, D.C. is from 1939. The colored plates were produced from original paintings by Hashime Murayama and Else Bostelmann.

This vintage print shows the Black Perch, a common reef fish associated with near shore marine habitats of Southern California. Black perch are also called Black Surfperch and Butterlips. In spite of their name, these fish are rarely, if ever, black. Their coloration can be orange, red, gray, green, various shades of brown, and other colors. The black perch’s species name. Jacksoni, is derived from A. C. Jackson, the individual who, in the nineteenth century, first made the observation that Surfperches gave birth to live young. The print is professionally matted in an 8” x 10” baby blue colored matte to setoff the beauty of the fish. Our vintage prints are shipped in a plastic sleeve between cardboard stiffeners to arrive in perfect condition.

Keep in mind, an antique print will never be “perfect” like a new print and there are sometimes tiny occasional spots and/or discoloring or aging. However, we only sell mint or almost mint prints and will not sell anything that we would not be proud to hang on our own walls!!!