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The Compleat Angler: And Other Meditations on the Art and Philosophy of Fishing, 15th Century to the Present: English and Irish Artists

The exhibit is located in the Reading Room at Archives & Special Collections, 363 Hillman Library, Spring - Fall 2017.

Gwen Raverat

Trout Stream engraving print by Gwen Raverat

Trout Stream by Gwen Raverat

Gwen  Mary  Darwin  Raverat  was  the  granddaughter  of  the  naturalist  Charles Darwin and an English artist and wood engraver.  Raverat was an original founding member  of  the  Society  of  Wood Engravers in 1920, along  with  Robert  Gibbings, and she is recognized for her importance in the revival of modern wood engraving in the United Kingdom in the early 20th century.  

Raverat, Gwen (1885-1957).

Trout Stream.

n.d. [c. 1930's]

Wood engraving. Block: 4.5 x 4 in. 

Low Shore print by Gwen Raverat

Low Shore by Gwen Raverat

Raverat, Gwen (1885-1957).

Low Shore.

n.d. [c. 1930's].

Wood engraving. Block: 3 x 3.75 in. 

20 August print by Gwen Raverat

20 August by Gwen Raverat

Raverat, Gwen (1885-1957).

20 August.

From Tide and Tide magazine. 

n.d. [c. 1930].

Wood engraving. Block 2.5 x 4 in. 

Robert Gibbings

Two Trout Feeding print by Robert Gibbings

Two Trout Feeding by Robert Gibbings

Robert Gibbings, an Irish artist, sculptor, writer, and wood engraver, was an original founding member of the Society of Wood Engravers in 1920, along with Gwen Raverat.  He is recognized as a major influence in the revival of wood engraving in the 20th century.  

Gibbings, Robert (1889-1958).

Two Trout Feeding.

n.d. [c. 1930's].

Wood engraving. Block: 2 5/8 x 3.25 in. 

Otter print by Robert Gibbings

Otter by Robert Gibbings

Gibbings, Robert (1889-1958).


n.d. [c. 1930's].

Wood engraving. Block: 4 x 4.5 in. 

The Roving Angler cover

Dust jacket from The Roving Angler, 1947

Palmer, Herbert E. (1880-1961).

Gibbings, Robert (1889-1958) illustrator.

The Roving Angler.

London: J.M. Dent & Sons, [1947-1953].

University Library System - Special Collections Deparment - Leuba Collection 

Clifford Webb

Abinger print by Clifford Webb

Abinger by Clifford Webb

Clifford Webb was an English artist, and a writer and illustrator of children’s books.  Abinger is a large, rural parish in the district of Mole Valley, Surrey, England, through  which  flows  the  River  Tillingbourne  and  its  tributaries,  habitat  for  wild Brown trout.  

Webb, Clifford, (1895-1972).


n.d. [c. 1930's].

Wood engraving. Block: 9 x 6 1/8 in.

University Library System - Archives & Special Collections - Leuba Collection 

Angler print by Clifford Webb

Angler by Clifford Webb

Webb, Clifford (1895-1972).


n.d. [c. 1930's].

Wood engraving. Sheet: 8.75 x 7in. 

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