“Digging for bait.” London: THomas McLean, ca. 1840. 5 3/4 x 8. Aquatints. Rich, original hand color. Very good condition.
One of a series of humorous British prints showing fishing, published by Thomas McLean in the first half of the nineteenth century. The prints, done with very fine quality aquatinting, illustrate in a satirical manner the methods, costumes and equipment used in fishing by the British of that period. The fun and foibles are classic!