Fishing was something of an obsession for Turner (his rod is on display in Gallery 103) and earlier in his career Sir John Leicester of Tabley Hall had complained that Turner spent more time fishing than . He is also known to have caught fish near his Thames-side home at Twickenham, at Farnley Hall in Yorkshire, in the lake at Petworth, and at the Derbyshire home of his friend James Holworthy.
Gallery label, August 2004
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