Fishing Lines: Etching and Engraving from the Gary Widman Collection
MARCH 3 - MAY 13, 2012
From anglers on Rembrandt's riverbanks to William Wegman's scaly creatures, fish and fishing have inspired artists for centuries. This exhibition of works from a private collection explores the subject in 60 etchings and engravings from the 16th century to the present. Angling lore, scientific study, and sometimes acid humor are brought together by a variety of printmakers. Through these images, the exhibition provides a fascinating history of etching and engraving.
More Exhibition Images
Robert Sargent Austin, Majorca fisherman, 1927. Engraving, plate 7 1/8 x 6 1/4 in. Gary Widman Collection.
Hendrick Goudt after Adam Elsheimer, Tobias and the Angel, 1613. Engraving, plate 10 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. Gary Widman Collection.
Adriaen van Ostade, A man fishing from a wooden bridge, accompanied by a boy holding a basket, n.d. Etching, plate 4 7/16 x 6 7/16 in. Gary Widman Collection.
William Wegman, Perch, fig. 142, 1989. Etching on chine collé, plate 5 11/16 x 7 11/16 in. Gary Widman Collection.