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Fishing for Carp, from the series Venationis, piscationis, et aucupii typi (Hunting, Fishing and Fowling Scenes)
Fishing for Carp, from the series Venationis, piscationis, et aucupii typi (Hunting, Fishing and Fowling Scenes)
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Date:
1582
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Not on display
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Engraving
Dimensions:
7.4 x 21.4 cm (image)
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Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.15012
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
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Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

A group of fishermen wading in a river using several different methods to catch carp; at bottom right, fish are taken from a smaller basket on the end of a pole and placed into a larger weal in a boat; at right, a fisherman on the bank pulls a long line with several hooks (and fish) from the water; at centre, a man uses a pole to guide fish into a weal held by another man; in the background countryside with cattle and some buildings, including a church