This is a uniquely framed set of three 1899 signed artist proofs by renowned British sporting artist Douglas Adams. Each print depicts a different trout fishing scene. The scenes are titled "Selecting the Fly," "Got Him at Last," and "A Good Three-Pounder." This trout triptych is a companion to a similar series Adams created on salmon fishing.
"Selecting the Fly" depicts an angler seated under a tree by the riverside preparing to fish. "Got Him at Last," shows the angler wading knee deep in the middle of the stream. The final print, "A Good Three-Pounder," portrays the angler on the river’s bank holding up his catch.
Douglas Adams (1853-1920) exhibited in the Royal Academy between 1880 and 1894, and also shared a Primrose Hill studio with other artists. He specialized as a landscape and wildfowl painter, and very often painted sporting scenes. Many of his paintings are of field sports including hunting, shooting, and fishing, as well as other pure landscapes painted in the Victorian tradition. Due to the success of his paintings, Adams worked with the well-known publisher Thos. McLean to create limited edition prints of his more popular scenes.
The prints are in excellent condition. The impressions are strong and paper is healthy and bright. The prints are individually signed by the artist, Douglas Adams, in the lower left margins. Signatures legible. Each print is an A/P. The prints are archivally framed together, with acid-free mats, gold beaded spandrel, black top mat, and custom-built silver frame. Framed Size: 21" H x 40" W x 1 1/2" D.