The engraving of this watercolor was illustrated in C. Beharrell's article 'Angling and the Artist', which was featured in Country Life Magazine (25 July 1985, p. 208, fig. 3): 'The rods are huge roach poles, and the method of carrying the catch - the creel with shoulder-strap being the usual form'.
Signature: Signed with initials and dated 'RW/1794' (lower left)
J. Pierpont Morgan; Christie's, London, 31 March 1944, lot 110 (110 gns to Agnew)
Ray Livingston Murphy, New York; Christie's, London, 11 November 1985, lot 115.