Title: Aplomado Falcon
Plate: No. XXVII
Size: 18" x13.5"
Process: Four Color Lithograph on Archival Paper
Each limited-edition print is hand signed and numbered by the artist.
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.
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Aplomado Falcon by Richard Sloan
*Artist's proof or AP is a copy of the painting outside of the numbered edition, historically made as a test and reserved for the artist’s own collection or to be shown in gallery, museum shows or given as gifts. Artist proofs were highly sought after by collectors as the images were supposedly better, but with the advent of modern digital printing artist proofs and numbered edition prints are the exact same quality. However, an artist proof remains rarer.