Killing a Salmon

Artist(s) : Samuel Lover (Draughtsman), John Heaviside Clark (Engraver)

Angling scene. Two fishermen with rods wading above a small waterfall, one playing a large salmon. A group of animated, well-dressed onlookers on the near bank of the river. Other figures on the opposite bank, near a large building.
The scene appears generic, and no specific location for it can be traced in the text, much of which relates to catching salmon.

The style of the engraving makes identification of the engraver as James Heaviside Clark a virtual certainty.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – Engraved by J. Clark, after a drawing by S. Lover, R.H.A.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Killing a Salmon. / London. Published by R. Bentley, 1834.

Image Details

Genre Genre painting
Technique Aquatints
Subject(s) Manners and customs, Nature, Rural life
Keywords(s) Buildings, Crowds, Fishing, Hats, Monuments & memorials, People, Rivers, Sports & recreation, Trees, Women
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 9.6 cm x 15.2 cm
Published / created 1834

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account The Angler in Ireland
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy vol. 1, frontispiece
Source copy National Library of Ireland J39511
Alternative source

This is a link to a digital copy hosted by an external website.
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland