black ink on beige paper; two cows in LLC; group of cattle standing in water at bank of land at left side; small fences behind cattle; curving river from bottom to center of image; large trees along bank on right side of river; in left background landscape of plateaus; in upper area, faint sketches of hills and clouds (?)

A Lancashire River, 1881

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Gift of John and Laura Taftexpand_more  2018.128.12

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Francis Seymour Haden has taken us to a favorite spot on the River Ribble northwest England. The wading cows are charming enough, but the real action lies beneath calm surface of the water. Salmon were abundant in the area, and the river remains an important breeding ground for the endangered Atlantic salmon. The nets drying on sticks along the riverbank were used to catch fish in great numbers. Commercial fishing continues there today.

Details
Title
A Lancashire River
Artist Life
British, 1818–1910
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.128.12
Provenance
Robert Taft (1889-1953, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.); by descent to John Taft, Minneapolis; given to MIA, 2018.
Catalogue Raisonne
Schneiderman 203
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black ink on beige paper; two cows in LLC; group of cattle standing in water at bank of land at left side; small fences behind cattle; curving river from bottom to center of image; large trees along bank on right side of river; in left background landscape of plateaus; in upper area, faint sketches of hills and clouds (?)