Salmon Fishing on the Dee by Joseph Farquharson



Title

Salmon Fishing on the Dee

Artist

Joseph Farquharson

Ref GM1998
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 36" x 24" (90 x 60 cm)
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Description  
‘Salmon Fishing on the Dee’ depicts two men fishing for Salmon in the River Dee. The countryside is beautifully painted with an idealised view of Scotland. The River Dee is a river in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It rises in the Cairngorms and flows through Strathdee (Deeside) to reach the North Sea at Aberdeen. The name is attested as early as the second century AD in the work of the Alexandrian geographer Claudius Ptolemy, meaning 'Goddess', indicating a divine status for the river in the beliefs of the ancient inhabitants of the area. The several other rivers of the same name in Great Britain have the same origin. The Dee's near neighbour to the north, the river Don also means 'goddess'. The River Dee is internationally famous for its salmon fishing, and especially so for its multi-sea winter spring salmon, with anglers coming from all over the world to fish. It has historically been thought of as the top spring Atlantic Salmon river in the world.