Waltonizing or - Green-Land Fisherman__Be quiet & go a-Angling...Walton's Angler_Part.1.
London Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean 26, Haymarket. [n.d. c.1830.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 247 x 349mm. 9¾ x 13¾".
Satire on angling by Robert Seymour, or 'Shortshanks', who illustrated Dickens' 'The Pickwick Papers'. 'It uses Charles Cotton's famous dictum, "Be quiet and go a-Angling", as a continuation of the title. But the last thing the assembled anglers are doing is being quiet. It's Bedlam! Lines are crossed or tangled, a hooked dog is being drawn towards a landing net, one sport is following his rod into the water, and, to cap it all, a copy of Walton's 'Complete Angler' is floating away on the current' (David Beazley, 'Images of Angling').
Beazley: 89; In the Lewis Walpole Library.
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