Tag Archives: Fishing

A conversation with Arthur Devis

In the early 18thc a style of portraiture developed, known as the conversation piece, which often depicted the sitter or sitters outside in a garden or parkland setting.  The greatest exponent of this style was Arthur Devis, who painted the … Continue reading

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Fishing Temples 2: the 18th century

Last week’s post was about the earliest surviving garden buildings designed for fishing which dated from the 16th and 17thc. After I’d published it I realised that I’d missed out some tiny but atmospheric details from some plates by Jan Drapentier for Henry … Continue reading

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Fishing Temples 1 : the earliest survivals

Its August and I’ve been sitting admiring my lake – how’s that for showing off?  It’s about an acre in extent and stuffed full of hideous fat carp.  It’s an attraction for local fishermen and there’s often one sitting on … Continue reading

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