Aiden Lassell Ripley, American, 1896-1969, "Grouse on a Pine Bough". This is a beautifully detailed original etching by American artist Aiden Lassell Ripley. The image size is 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, published c. 1930, pencil signed and titled. Ripley was a very successful 20th century sporting artist. He studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation. He was a member of many prestigious artist groups of the 20th century, including the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society, and the Audobon Artists. He also served as the president of the Boston Guild of Artists from 1959 to 1969.