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Catching A Trout. : "We hab you now sar."

  • ARTIST: Arthur Tait

  • PUBLISHER: New York Published by N. Currier 152 Nassau Street.

  • MEDIUM: Two-color lithograph handcolored,

    DATE: 1854.

  • EDITION SIZE: Large folio - image size 18 x 25 1/2" 45.9 x 64.7 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Painted by A. F. Tait. Lithographed by Otto Knirsch ["America on Stone" by Harry T. Peters]. <br><br> Original Best Fifty #32; New Best Fifty #49. <br><br> The exact location of this print is not definitive. It is noted that the "fishermen" are Daniel Webster, Apaius Enos (slave), and Martin Van Buren, fishing the Carman's River on Long Island, New York. Carman's River is known for its native Brook Trout. The story goes... that Apaius Enos (slave of either Webster or Sam Carman, landowner) after seeing the large "brookie" feeding in the mill pond, found Webster & Van Buren who grabbed their rods and nabbed the "legendary 25-inch brook trout." Brookhaven/South Haven Hamlets.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color. Some minor rubs.

  • REFERENCE: Conningham #845.