Attributed to James Pollard (British, 1792-1867)

    Going Fishing
    Oil on canvas (pair)
    13-1/4 x 17-1/2 inches (33.7 x 44.5 cm)

    James Pollard was a 19th century British engraver/painter. The pair of paintings here offered are attributed to Pollard who was well known for his sporting subjects. The first painting is of three aristocratic men fishing where the dam feeds into the river, the foremost one having hooked a fish, a second man waiting with a hook, and the man on the left holding a pole watching the proceedings. The second painting is of gentry fishing along the banks of a river; one gentleman has just made a catch while the other is ready with a net. Meanwhile, a child with a dog stands close by watching. In the right background of this second is a beautifully detailed country manor with horses and their riders and in the central background is a man standing on a bridge watching the fisherman.

    Sporting Gallery, Middleburg, VA (1967)

    Condition Report*:

    minor craquelure and 1-1/2 x 1 inch square repair at the end of the fishing rod; the other with craquelure and relined; both probably cleaned.

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