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Angling in the Western World
September 28, 2013 - March 23, 2014

THE NATIONAL SPORTING LIBRARY & MUSEUM
A RESEARCH CENTER FOR EQUESTRIAN AND FIELD SPORTS

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE March 1, 2012

NATIONAL SPORTING LIBRARY & MUSEUM
A RESEARCH CENTER FOR EQUESTRIAN, ANGLING AND FIELD SPORTS
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE 9/14/2013

FROM: National Sporting
Library & Museum (NSLM)
102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, Virginia 20
117 CONTACT: Mickey Gustafson, 540-687-6542, ext. 11, mgustafson@nsl.org


Caption: John Bucknell Russell (British, c. 1819 - 1893)
Day's Catch, 1864
oil on canvas, 21 x 29 inches
Collection of the National Sporting Library & Museum;
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Greenan, 2011
National Sporting Library & Museum to Open New Exhibition

Angling in the Western World
September 28, 2013 - March 23, 2014

MIDDLEBURG, VA - Angling in the Western World, a loan exhibition of midseventeenth to twenty-first century American and British works organized by the National Sporting Library & Museum, focuses on the history of the pursuit of fishing as a sporting activity with a range of angling scenes, still lifes, illustration art, paintings and sculpture of salt and fresh water fish, and a selection of early rare books.

Angling in the Western World, a loan exhibition of mid-seventeenth to twenty-first century American and British works organized by the National Sporting Library & Museum, focuses on the on the history of the pursuit of fishing as a sporting activity with a range of angling scenes, still lifes, illustration art, paintings and sculpture of salt and fresh water fish, and a selection of early rare books. Among the American artists represented are: Frank Weston Benson, Ernest L. Blumenschein, Walter M. Brackett, Ogden Minton Pleissner, William Tylee Ranney, and Mike Stidham. British artists include: John Frederick Lewis, John Pettie, Henry Leonidas Rolfe, and John Bucknell Russell. Loans are drawn from the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, Vermont; the Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, New York; and private collections.


Ogden Minton Pleissner (American, 1905 - 1983)
Fishing the Headwaters, the Wind River, Wyoming, c. 1936
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
Private Collection
John Frederick Lewis (English, 1805 - 1876)


Sportsman Fishing Beside a Highland Stream, 1829
oil on canvas, 16 7/8 x 26 ¾ inches
Collection of Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, NY


Detail of: James Montgomery-Flagg (American, 1877 - 1960)
Tossing Trout, c. 1950
oil on canvas, 34 ½ x 25 ½ inches
Private Collection
Dame Juliana Berners.


The Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle.
London: William Pickering, 1827.
(Reprinted from The Book of Saint Alban's, 1496.)
Collection of the National Sporting Library & Museum; Gift of John H. and Martha Daniels.

Captions: courtesy of the National Sporting Library & Museum The National Sporting Library & Museum is dedicated to preserving, promoting and sharing the literature, art and culture of equestrian, angling and field sports. Founded in 1954, the institution has over 24,000-books dating from the 16th-21st centuries. The John H. Daniels Fellowship program supports the research of visiting scholars. The Museum, a newly renovated and expanded historic building on the Library campus, houses exhibits of American and European animal and sporting fine art. Information is shared through exhibitions, lectures, seminars, publications and special events. The NSLM is open to researchers and the general public.

Admission: free.
Library Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Museum Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
Web site: National Sporting Library Press Releases
Telephone: 540-687-6542
Address: 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20118

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