barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


John Leech (1817-1864)

Mr Briggs Contemplates a Day’s Fishing

1850s

Pen, ink and watercolour over pencil on paper mounted on card

240.5 x 299 mm

 

Mr Briggs stands on a table in a disordered room; his fishing line knocks objects from the mantel-piece. Mrs Briggs and their two children survey the disarray with varied expressions. A slightly different version of this scene was published in Punch, XIX, 1850, p. 226. Also see the related coloured etching in the Barber collection (No.44.8).

Purchased 1944 (No.44.7)

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