Catching Fish In Art And Illustration

FISHING IN FINE ART

Hugh Bolton Jones - A Good Day's Fishing
Hugh Bolton Jones – A Good Day’s Fishing
N.C. WYETH (1882-1945) The Doryman 1938. A 'dory' is a small flat-bottomed rowing boat with a high bow and stern, originally of a kind used for fishing in New England. A 'doryman' is a man who fishes from a dory.
N.C. WYETH (1882-1945) The Doryman 1938. A ‘dory’ is a small flat-bottomed rowing boat with a high bow and stern, originally of a kind used for fishing in New England. A ‘doryman’ is a man who fishes from a dory.
 N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) The Call of Spring
N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) The Call of Spring
Samuel Austin - Fishermen unloading the catch at low tide  1831
Samuel Austin – Fishermen unloading the catch at low tide 1831
Henry Scott Tuke - Return from Fishing 1907
Henry Scott Tuke – Return from Fishing 1907
Thomas Bromley Blacklock - Fisher Girls ca. 1903
Thomas Bromley Blacklock – Fisher Girls ca. 1903
William Marshall Brown - Fishing Girls ca. 1900
William Marshall Brown – Fishing Girls ca. 1900
Myles Birket Foster - Boys Fishing From a Punt
Myles Birket Foster – Boys Fishing From a Punt
Newell Convers Wyeth , Dark Harbor Fishermen 1948 , tempera on hardboard, capturing beautifully shiny fish.
Walter Dendy Sadler - The Compleat Angler 1884 fish
Walter Dendy Sadler – The Compleat Angler 1884.
Walter Dendy Sadler - The Fishing Party
Walter Dendy Sadler – The Fishing Party
Winslow Homer - The Herring Net fish
Winslow Homer – The Herring Net
The Fish Market in Antwerp, Ignatius Josephus Van Regemorter, 1827
The Fish Market in Antwerp, Ignatius Josephus Van Regemorter, 1827
A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach (1884-5) by Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857–1947) Setting is on a beach near Newlyn, Cornwall
A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach (1884-5) by Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857–1947) Setting is on a beach near Newlyn, Cornwall

FISHING IN ILLUSTRATION

Stevan Dohanos 1946 fisherman raft love message
Stevan Dohanos, 1946. A fisherman on a log raft discovers a love message.
Sports Afield April 1938 cover art by Walter Haskell Hunter
Field and Stream magazine. I'm not actually sure if they're out fishing but that guy who built the campfire looks like he's waiting for fish for a fry up.
Field and Stream magazine. I’m not actually sure if they’re out fishing but that guy who built the campfire looks like he’s waiting for fish for a fry up.
JUNE 1934 BOYS' LIFE MAGAZINE ~ COVER BY REMINGTON SCHUYLER
JUNE 1934 BOYS’ LIFE MAGAZINE ~ COVER BY REMINGTON SCHUYLER
COUNTRY GENTLEMAN Vintage Magazine JUNE 1934 Norman Rockwell
COUNTRY GENTLEMAN Magazine JUNE 1934
Field & Stream August 1939 cover art
Field & Stream August 1939 cover art
Hunting & Fishing Magazine April 1937 Hunting Fishing
Hunting & Fishing Magazine, April 1937.
Sports Afield Magazine June 1943 cover art by Walter Haskell Hinton
Outdoor Life April 1935 fishing art by J.K. Kernan
Outdoor Life April 1935 fishing art by J.K. Kernan
Outdoor Life January 1937 cover art by Edgar Franklin Wittmack
Outdoor Life January 1937 cover art by Edgar Franklin Wittmack
Sports Afield Magazine July 1938 cover art by Walter Joseph Wilwerding
Sports Afield Magazine July 1938 cover art by Walter Joseph Wilwerding
Outdoor Life magazine August 1938 W H Hinton cover spear fishing marlin
Outdoor Life magazine August 1938 with cover art by W H Hinton, depicting a young man spear fishing for marlin
National Sportsman Magazine, July 1935. Surf Casting. Art by Stephenson.
Hunting & Fishing Magazine August 1934 cover art by Stanley Woodward
Hunting & Fishing Magazine August 1934 cover art by Stanley Woodward
French magazine, 1930 A woman fishing with her dog.
French magazine, 1930 A woman fishing with her dog. The illustrator clearly conveys the idea that fishing is boring (for women). The dog is more interested than she is.
This advertisement from Hunting & Fishing Magazine February 1932 combats the idea that fishing is for men, in the hopes of selling more equipment.
This advertisement from Hunting & Fishing Magazine February 1932 combats the idea that fishing is for men, in the hopes of selling more equipment.
Winter Scene for Goodyear Tire John Philip Falter (1910-1982) fish
Winter Scene for Goodyear Tire John Philip Falter (1910-1982). Three men chat around a fishing hole.
Field & Stream February 1944 man at a fishing hole reading pamphlets about Florida
Field & Stream February 1944. This guy is freezing cold and dreaming of Florida.
Benvenuti - Russian Fairy Tales
Benvenuti – Russian Fairy Tales
Nikifor Rashchektayev - The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish 9
Nikifor Rashchektayev – The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish
Nikifor Rashchektayev - The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish 2
Nikifor Rashchektayev – The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish
 Illustrations by Garada Clark Riley (US, 1893-1991) for Little Sonny Sunfish, written by Elizabeth Gale,1923 by Rand McNally & Co
Illustrations by Garada Clark Riley (US, 1893-1991) for Little Sonny Sunfish, written by Elizabeth Gale,1923 by Rand McNally & Co
Hunting & Fishing Magazine June 1938 cover art by G Tyng
Hunting & Fishing Magazine June 1938. Cover art by Griswold Tyng.
National Sportsman Magazine May 1938 Hunting Fishing Camping cover art by Harry Livingston
National Sportsman Magazine May 1938. Cover art by Harry Livingston.
National Sportsman Magazine May 1935 Hunting Fly Fishing Canoe
National Sportsman Magazine May 1935. Two white men go fly fishing in a canoe.
National Sportsman Magazine April 1927. One white guy fishing in a kayak.
National Sportsman Magazine April 1927. One white guy fishing in a kayak.
Outdoor Life June 1937 cover art by Edgar Franklin Wittmack
Outdoor Life June 1937 cover art by Edgar Franklin Wittmack
Hunting & Fishing Magazine May 1934. An Impressionistic piece.
Hunting & Fishing Magazine August 1935 cover art by Frank Butler
Hunting & Fishing Magazine August 1935. Cover art by Frank Butler. Maybe one of you boys can use this as your dating profile pic.
Or maybe this one would be better for a profile picture. This is the cover of Outdoor Life July 1937, illustrated by Edgar Franklin Wittmack.
Or maybe this one would be better for a profile picture. This is the cover of Outdoor Life July 1937, illustrated by Edgar Franklin Wittmack.
National Sportsman Magazine April 1935. This guy has been trout fly fishing.
National Sportsman Magazine April 1935. This guy has been trout fly fishing.
OUR BOYS BEST OF ALL Hardcover Book Cover, Renwick of Otley, UK 1948
OUR BOYS BEST OF ALL Hardcover Book Cover, Renwick of Otley, UK 1948
Hunting & Fishing Magazine June 1935
Hunting & Fishing Magazine June 1935. A man boasts about the size of fish he caught one time.
An old man boasts about a big fish to a boy carrying a fishing line and a can of worms.
Hunting & Fishing Magazine August 1937. Yeah right, grandad.
National Sportsman Magazine May 1937, with beautiful water detail.
National Sportsman Magazine May 1939 cover art by Gorden E Nichols
National Sportsman Magazine May 1939 cover art by Gorden E Nichols. A man goes hunting, fishing AND trapping, but mainly smoking, perhaps.
National Sportsman Magazine July 1927 'Don't Need Em'
National Sportsman Magazine July 1927. The caption reads “Don’t Need ‘Em!” which is a bit of a snub to the guy who goes fishing to chat to other blokes. Other men go fishing so they don’t have to chat to anyone.
JOHN CLYMER (1907-1989)FAMILY FISHING – FIRST CATCH – FLY FISHING Saturday Evening Post, June 13, 1959
JOHN CLYMER (1907-1989) FAMILY FISHING – FIRST CATCH – FLY FISHING Saturday Evening Post, June 13, 1959
HUNTING AND FISHING Magazine November 1934. Cover art by S. Woodward.
HUNTING AND FISHING Magazine November 1934. Cover art by S. Woodward.
Rocky Mountain Boy 1933

CATS FISHING LIKE HUMANS

Les Minets en vacances, de Marie de Grandmaison, illustrés par Jean Matet, 1920
Louis Wain (1860-1939)
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The Mainzer cats – fishing and enjoying a leisurely Spring afternoon. Artist- Eugen Hartung (or Hurtong), 1897-1973 Alfred Mainzer publishing – founded 1938. Eugen Hartung (born July 5, 1897 in Wäldi, Canton Thurgau August 18, 1973 in Zurich) was a Swiss painter and graphic artist.
Bird Biographies A Guide-Book for Beginners by Alice Eliza Ball (1867-1948) Illustrated by Robert Bruce Horsfall (1869-1948) New York Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc., 1923 Kingfisher birds on branches, one with a fish in its beak.
Bird Biographies A Guide-Book for Beginners by Alice Eliza Ball (1867-1948) Illustrated by Robert Bruce Horsfall (1869-1948) New York Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc., 1923 Kingfisher birds on branches, one with a fish in its beak.

“FISHING”

A E Kennedy I had a boot-iful catch. A vintage postcard of two dogs fishing. 1914
DER ORCHIDEENGARTEN first German fantasy magazine
A grim picture of fishing for human heads, in DER ORCHIDEENGARTEN, the first German fantasy magazine.
John Minton ‘Two Fisherman’ 1949, with Cubist influence (think Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque). A Cubist artwork looks like it’s been viewed from several different angles. It tends to be unsettling rather than comforting.