Lot 467
Samuel Kilbourne (ME, 1836-1881), Brook Trout Taking a Dry Fly
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), unsigned, presented in the likely original gilt frame.

SS 17.75 x 17.75 in.; DOA 23.75 x 23.75 in.

Estate of the Late Richard Rivoire of Charles County, Maryland and Raleigh, North Carolina. A noted historical architect, J. Richard Rivoire was a native of Charles County, Maryland and the first to do extensive documentation of historic structures in that county. He moved to Raleigh in 2005 and was actively engaged in the research and documenting of historic structure in this region.

A variation of this leaping trout by Kilbourne graced the cover of the Orvis Catalogue for decades. It is said that he was allowed to paint copies of the fish, but was not allowed to sign the subsequent works. The present painting is a particularly fine example of this popular subject featuring very well developed woodland foliage and a small cascade in the background.

Minor yellowing to varnish; light surface grime; minor chipping and rubbing to frame.

$1,000 - 3,000