Izaak Walton Colored Print
This Izaak Walton Colored Print is one of my favorites. I posted the other week a Currier and Ives Colored Trout photo and got good reception, so I thought another piece of art was apropos. This dates to the mid 1800’s and was published by Dean and Company. There are as many renditions of Walton out there as there seem to be copies of his novel.
While he has a trout in his hand, his rod looks to be a skittering rod. Skittering was a type of fishing done that the lure or fly that was used is drawn across the top of the water. Usually done with a longer pole like this with the line tied to the end.