For sale is an “Aplomado Falcon” signed lithograph from artist Richard Sloan. Each raptor print is a Limited Edition of 500, and each print is autographed and hand-numbered by the artist. This recently discovered collection of lithographs was printed in 1993 and the prints are in excellent, like-new condition (they have never been owned or displayed, only stored.) The prints are four-color lithographs on archival paper, measuring 17″ wide by 21 3/4″ tall. The print number (“x/500”) is in the lower left corner of the print, while Richard’s autographed signature is in the lower right corner.
Please note: the unique print number you receive will be different from the photo.
Title: Aplomado Falcon
The Northern Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis), the subspecies of the Aplomado Falcon that occurs in the United States, is on the U.S. Endangered Species List. It is classified as endangered in Texas. These birds of prey once ranged over the Southwest, but were all but wiped out in the U.S. by the 1940s as their arid scrub and grassland habitat was destroyed. Efforts are being made to help this species to recovery. Populations are being monitored in Mexico, and captive-bred birds have been released in Texas. In 1995 the first Aplomado Falcon pair in 43 years successfully raised a chick in Texas.
Richard Sloan, who passed away in 2007, was a world-renowned wildlife illustrator specializing in raptors whose paintings have been featured in several nature publications and exhibited at numerous museums, galleries, and private collections. In the Spring of 1998, The University Of Arizona Press published the book “The Raptors Of Arizona“, a 220 page volume on the birds of prey of the Southwest, featuring 42 Sloan paintings. The handsigned limited edition print available for sale here is a reproduction of Richard Sloan’s original paintings featured in the book.