Deep Sea Fishing

James Clarke Hook, RA, 1819-1907


Oil on Canvas

84 x 61 cm.

© Guildhall Art Gallery

Three seasoned Cornish fishermen from St Ives are trailing leaded lines from their boat to catch fish at different depths (see Gunzi 16). [Commentary continues below.]

Text by Jacqueline Banerjee; photograph kindly provided by the City of London Corporation's Guildhall Art Gallery, where it is currently on display as part of the "Victorians Decoded" exhibition of 20 September 2016 - 22 January 2017. [Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]