For sale is a “California Condor” 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: California Condor
The California Condor can be instantly identified based on size alone: its wingspan is twice that of the Turkey Vulture. Condors were once seen soaring around mountain and ridgetops or coasting high over intervening valleys in the rugged chaparral- and pine-covered mountains in central and southern California. They nested in caves or on rocky cliff ledges, and very rarely in large hollow trees. California Condors take five to seven years to reach breeding age, and in the wild females lay only a single egg every other year. The young condor is cared for by its parents for nearly a year and a half after hatching. These birds are very sensitive to human disturbance.
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.