FAMAG 2008.22

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Hemy, Charles Napier RA RWS (1841-1917): Along shore fishermen, signed and dated 1890, oil on canvas, 56 x 76.2 cms. Purchased with funding from the Art Fund and MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund.

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In a letter Hemy comments about this painting: I painted it off St Anthony lighthouse on board my boat the Vandermeer and I think I have caught something of the freshness of the sea. The net is what they call a trammel, and is set overnight and hauled in the morning, and brings up mostly flat fish, John Dory and Red Mullet.