Mrs Maitland King and her Nine Fish
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Mrs Maitland King and her Nine Fish about 1895

On Display PORTRAIT GALLERY

  • Scottish Art
In this photograph Mrs King poses in front of her catch - seven salmon, a sea trout and a grilse - the result of an angling excursion in Norway. All nine fish were caught in the space of six hours “by casting, on flies tied by herself”. Her exploits were reported as a “capital day’s sport” in an article which brought attention to “the interesting topic of the success that has attended ladies wielding rod and line”. Mrs King’s “series of battles” resulted in a combined catch of 149 lbs.

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP R 922.62
  • Medium Albumen print
  • Size 14.90 x 19.70 cm
  • Credit Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell, 1985