1686 Richard Blome (1635-1705); Fishing - fine large folio engraving
Copperplate engraving, 1686
Sheet size 15 5/8 x 10 1/4" (39.6 x 26.1 cm).
Overall good condition.
Fishing, & Angling.
The most sought after engraving published in The Gentleman's Recreation. London: S. Roycroft for Richard Blome, 1686.
Original hand colour. As such extremely rare.
Coloured engraving with etching titled Fishing by an unknown artist and engraver from the book titled The gentleman's recreation compiled and published by Richard Blome and printed in 1686 by Samuel Roycroft, London. With the title lettered in the banner at the top of the print, the inscription written by hand below the scene reads "To ye Rt. noble Christopher Duke of Albemarle, Earle of Torington, Baron Monke of Potheridge, Beauchamp and Teys, Kt. of ye Garter, Captaine of his Matys. life Guard, Ld. Lieutenant of Essex and Devonshire, one of the Gentlemen of his Matys. Bedchamber, and one of the Lord of his most Honourable Privy Councell &c. This Plate of Fishing is most humbly Dedicated by Ric Blome."