Catching a Tarpon

Description (Brief)
This print is one of fifteen chromolithographs that were included in the 1889-1890 folio "Sport or Fishing and Shooting" published by Bradlee Whidden of Boston and edited by A.C. Gould. These prints are based on watercolors that were commissioned for the publication, and illustrated by prominent American artists. Each folio illustration was accompanied by a single leaf of descriptive text followed by an account of the depicted sporting scene. The publication was advertised as having been reviewed for accuracy by a renowned group of anglers and hunters prior to printing.
This print was originally titled and numbered on the text page as 6. Catching a Tarpon. Fred S. Cozzens. It depicts a large tarpon jumping out of the water. Two men in a boat in the background are holding the line and attempting to pull the fish in. The scene was to have occurred in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida and the shoreline is depicted in the background.
The artist was Frederic Schiller Cozzens (1846-1928) who was known for maritime scenes.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
chromolithograph
Object Type
Chromolithograph
date made
1889
publisher; copywriter
Bradlee Whidden
lithographer
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
artist
Cozzens, Frederic Schiller
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 12 in x 18 in; 30.48 cm x 45.72 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
DL*60.2725
catalog number
60.2725
accession number
228146
subject
Chronology: 1880-1889
Fishing
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

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