Front box cover of Muriel Foster's Fishing Diary.
Muriel Foster, self-portrait in the rain, 1923
Muriel Foster, self-portrait on horse, 1919
Scene of Little Loch Broom, Scotland
On September 16, 1913, at Little Loch Broom in Scotland, Muriel Foster made the first entry in her fishing diary, unaware that she was a pioneering fly fisherwoman. Her fascinating illustrated log, continued for thirty-five years and first published long before today’s resurgence of enthusiasm for fly-fishing, is a unique addition to the literature. Exquisite sketches---many in full color---of fish, lures, birds and other wildlife, and of her dogs, add charm and immediacy to her reports of fishing expeditions, her insights and poetry, and her observations about the countryside she loved.
Muriel Foster, whose pictures were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, was a lifelong artist, naturalist, and fisherwoman in Scotland and in Cambridgeshire and Wiltshire, England.
Foster, Muriel, (1884-1963).
Muriel Foster's Fishing Diary.
Facsimile edition issued in an illustrated box.
New York: Penguin Studio, 1996.
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Scene of Dundonnell, Scotland
Trout illustration with year's fishing totals, 1928
Illustration of Muriel's dog, Luna
Illustration of two trout
Literary device and illustration of Dundonnell at sunset
Scene of Lough Cullen & Lough Conn, Scotland.