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Pollard Fly Fishing

James Pollard

Fly Fishing

23 x 20 inches

A hand-coloured copper engraving by James Pollard with aquatinting by Reeve and Himeley first published in London in 1825 but this impression slightly later, circa 1850.

In this delightful scene two gentlemen are caught fly fishing on the banks of a river opposite a cottage or hostelry. There is a rowing boat moored on the opposite bank and a small causeway suggesting that this is a crossing point. One of the young men fiddles with his fly whilst his companion makes a bold cast across the water.

Best known for his equestrian depictions of race meetings, horses, coaching scenes and hunting, Robert Pollard occasionally ventured into other areas. This charming angling scene is amongst a much rarer oeuvre and give us a glimpse into a pastime that was becoming increasingly popular in Regency and early Victorian England.

£1200

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