Atlantic Salmon Model John Bucknell Russell (1820-1893) Fochabers, Scotland c. 1888 44 in. long
A model of a forty-pound fish caught by Lord Leconfield on the river Spey, October 6, 1888. This model depicts a bright fish, fresh in from the sea. Swanson chose this exact carving for the cover of the slipcase of “Fish Models, Plaques & Effigies.”
Provenance: Lord Leconfield, hung in the "Smoking Room" of Gordon Castle, Fochabers, Scotland Gordon Arms Inn Ronald S. Swanson Collection, purchased from the owners of the above in 1988 while on a fishing trip on the Spey
Literature: Ronald S. Swanson, “Fish Models, Plaques & Effigies,” Far Hills, NJ, 2009, title page, cover of slipcase, and p. 144, figs. 233 and 234, exact fish illustrated. Ronald S. Swanson, "Fish Models: An Exhibition," Manchester, Vermont, 1992-1993, p. 1, exact fish illustrated.
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