Norman Wilkinson oil of fishing on river Test

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1st February 2013
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5th February 2013

Norman Wilkinson oil of fishing on river Test

A fine signed Norman Wilkinson oil entitled Fishing on the River Test, comes up for sale in the fine art sale being run by Peter Wilson Auctions of  Nantwich, Cheshire, on February 20 and 21. What’s unusual is that it shows anglers fishing from a boat, a very rare sight on the river these days! Can anyone identify the stretch? It’s almost certainly one of the lowest reaches. Wilkinson drypoints are often seen (sadly, torn ourt of books for framing) but his oils are much rarer.  This one is estimated at £700-£900.

Keith Elliott
Keith Elliott
Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I’m Founder and former Chairman of the Masher Trust.

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