John Hassell & William Nicholls after Philip Reinagle.
29.5 x 23.5 inches
A scarce proof, an aquatint by John Hassell and William Nicholls after the painting by Philip Reinagle: published in London, 1814.
In this delightful scene, three smartly dressed Regency gents are surveying the impressive results of a day's fishing. A heap of freshwater trout (or somewhat similar fish) lies upon the riverbank and the discussion appears to be about who caught which fish. Fishing was a popular country pursuit during the Georgian period and the detail included in this print gives us an excellent depiction of the rods and tackle that were used.