Two Brook Trout Carvings fish is 11 1/2 in. long, plaque is 3 1/4 by 14 1/4 in.
A brook trout carving mounted to an oval backboard, dated 1931 on the front. According to Swanson, "In 1936 this Brook Trout was given as a Christmas gift to Mr. Backhouse from H.D. Babcock."
A ten-and-one-half-inch-long jumping brook trout by Ed Towns of Maine. The maker's initials, "EST," are signed on the back in the vermiculation of the trout's scales.
Provenance: Ronald S. Swanson Collection
Literature: Ronald S. Swanson, "Fish Models, Plaques & Effigies," Far Hills, NJ, 2009, p. 69, fig. 95, and p. 73, fig. 102, exact fish illustrated.
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