A Fishing Party

"A Fishing Party" is a conversation piece painted in c.1730-31 showing the antecedents of the Manners-Suttons who owned the picture in the 19th century. Elements of the compoisition recur in several Hogarth conservsation pieces of 1730-31; the flanking figures, trees surrounding a cetnral lake, and fishing rods in the 'Popple and Ashley Families', 1730 (Royal Collection) and the 'Jeffreys Family' of c. 1730 (Yale Center for British Art) in the 'Vane Family' (private collection) and the 'Conversation Piece with Sir Andrew Fountaine' (Philadelphia Museum of Art).

Not currently on display

Artist
William Hogarth
Date
c.1730-1
Location
Not on display
Dimensions
54.9 x 48.1 cm
Materials
Oil on canvas
Acquisition
Fairfax Murray Gift, 1911
Accession number
DPG562
Notes
Adopted in memory of Jean Wells, 2003