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.

Description (Brief)

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.

Description (Brief)

The artist was Frederic Schiller Cozzens (1846-1928) who was known for maritime scenes.

Date Made: 1889

Publisher; Copywriter: Bradlee WhiddenLithographer: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing CompanyArtist: Cozzens, Frederic Schiller

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

Subject: Chronology: 1880-1889Fishing


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Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Sport or Fishing and Shooting

Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2725Catalog Number: 60.2725Accession Number: 228146

Object Name: chromolithographObject Type: Chromolithograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: image: 12 in x 18 in; 30.48 cm x 45.72 cm


Record Id: nmah_325009

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