A Pegged-Down Fishing Match.
London. April 1885. Published by I.P. Mendoza, St. James's Gallery, King Street, St. James's. New York, Fishel, Adler & Schwartz. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1885 by Fishel, Adler & Schwartz in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.
A rare photogravure, platemark 650 x 870mm (25½ x 34¼"). Outside of frame 960 x 1180mm (37¾ x 46½"). Some spotting towards top; unexamined out of original frame.
Fishing scene, inspired by the idea of a London Angling Society outing to the River Lea, the Sussex Ouse or the Thames, and the fishing of a friendly competition amongst the members. Sadler's painting of 1884 (now in the Beaverbrook Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada) has been described as his greatest angling scene, which 'shows contemporary fishing in a thoroughly naturalistic and unsentimental way'.
David Beazley, 'Images of Angling', p.180 PSA: Vol.I. A.P. 125.
[Ref: 23151] £520.00