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Fisherman Collection

Fisherman: Masters of the Sea From the rugged shores of Skegness to the tranquil waters of Dalawella, fishermen have long been an emblem of resilience and adventure

Background imageFisherman Collection: Ancient Greek fresco depicting fisherman, 1500 B. C. from Akrotiri, Thera, Greece

Ancient Greek fresco depicting fisherman, 1500 B. C. from Akrotiri, Thera, Greece
Greek civilization, 16th century b.C. Fresco depicting a fisherman, 1500 b.C. From Akrotiri, Thera, Greece

Background imageFisherman Collection: Skegness is SO Bracing by John Hassall

Skegness is SO Bracing by John Hassall
Skegness is SO Bracing - the famous poster featuring the jolly fisherman designed for the East Coast seaside town by artist John Hassall. Date: 1908

Background imageFisherman Collection: Fishermen in North Yorkshire, possibly Staithes or Whitby

Fishermen in North Yorkshire, possibly Staithes or Whitby - Victorian period

Background imageFisherman Collection: Young fisherman, probably Staithes or Whitby area

Young fisherman, probably Staithes or Whitby area in Yorkshire - Victorian period

Background imageFisherman Collection: Cottage of Alfred Wallis, St Ives, Cornwall

Cottage of Alfred Wallis, St Ives, Cornwall
View of the cottage of Alfred Wallis (1855-1942), primitive artist, mariner, fisherman and marine stores dealer, at Back Road West, not far from Porthmeor Beach and the Tate Gallery

Background imageFisherman Collection: The products of Newfoundland, Canada - Cod

The products of Newfoundland, Canada - Cod
The products of Newfoundland, Canada (" to say nothing of the middle one" ). A pair of large cod flank a young fishermans lad. Date: 1902

Background imageFisherman Collection: A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson

A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson
The Whitebait cycle, an ingenious contraption necessitated by the exorbitant charges for hire of boats at the seaside this season

Background imageFisherman Collection: Between the Tides

Between the Tides
WAR15905 Between the Tides by Langley, Walter (1852-1922); Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Cheshire, UK; eWarrington Museum & Art Gallery; English, out of copyright

Background imageFisherman Collection: Fresco of a fisherman from Akrotiri

Fresco of a fisherman from Akrotiri, dating from around 1600 BC, island of Santorini (Thira), Cyclades, Greece, Europe

Background imageFisherman Collection: Sailor Slice tinned fish

Sailor Slice tinned fish
An advertisement for Sailor Slice tinned salmon. A tin of the stuff is held up by an old fisherman - Fine!

Background imageFisherman Collection: The Old Fisherman, 1903. Artist: Joseph Edward Southall

The Old Fisherman, 1903. Artist: Joseph Edward Southall
The Old Fisherman, 1903. From The Studio Volume 79, [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1920]

Background imageFisherman Collection: Scene with fishermen at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon

Scene with fishermen at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon
Scene with fishermen and boats at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon -- coastal erosion can be seen in the middle distance, caused by storm damage and protected over the years by sea defences

Background imageFisherman Collection: Fisherman, Upper Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Fisherman, Upper Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFisherman Collection: Pinguinus impennis, great auk

Pinguinus impennis, great auk
Oil painting on canvas by John Gerrad Keulemans (undated). 229 x 205

Background imageFisherman Collection: Scotland - Lossiemouth Fisherman mending his lines

Scotland - Lossiemouth Fisherman mending his lines
Moray, Scotland - Lossiemouth Fisherman mending his lines Date: circa 1905

Background imageFisherman Collection: Stilt fishermen, Dalawella, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean, Asia

Stilt fishermen, Dalawella, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean, Asia

Background imageFisherman Collection: Stilt Fishermen at dusk, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fishermen at dusk, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageFisherman Collection: Poster advertising Boulogne sur Mer, France

Poster advertising Boulogne sur Mer, France
Poster for French railways, advertising Boulogne sur Mer and its Casino

Background imageFisherman Collection: Fishing boat at Mullion Cove, Mullion, Cornwall. Around 1890s

Fishing boat at Mullion Cove, Mullion, Cornwall. Around 1890s
Fishing boat PZ (?)24 (registered in Penzance) being dragged ashore by two men. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageFisherman Collection: The Lighthouse (Newlyn, Cornwall), 1893, (c1902). Creator: Unknown

The Lighthouse (Newlyn, Cornwall), 1893, (c1902). Creator: Unknown
The Lighthouse (Newlyn, Cornwall), 1893, (c1902). After a painting in the Manchester Art Gallery. Two fishermen - Uncle Henry Kitchen, whose descendants still live in Newlyn

Background imageFisherman Collection: Traditional Chinese cormorant fisherman, Li River, near Xingping, China

Traditional Chinese cormorant fisherman, Li River, near Xingping, China

Background imageFisherman Collection: Mount Vesuvius in Eruption, 1817 (w / c on paper)

Mount Vesuvius in Eruption, 1817 (w / c on paper)
XYC144698 Mount Vesuvius in Eruption, 1817 (w/c on paper) by Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851); 28.6x39.7 cm; Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA; English

Background imageFisherman Collection: HOMER: FOG WARNING, 1885. Oil on canvas, Winslow Homer, 1885

HOMER: FOG WARNING, 1885. Oil on canvas, Winslow Homer, 1885

Background imageFisherman Collection: Traditional Chinese fisherman with cormorants on Li River at sunrise, near Guilin, China

Traditional Chinese fisherman with cormorants on Li River at sunrise, near Guilin, China

Background imageFisherman Collection: Sorrento - Grand Marina and the House of the Fishermen

Sorrento - Grand Marina and the House of the Fishermen Date: circa 1906

Background imageFisherman Collection: Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada

Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada
Lobster fishermen in the Grand Manan Channel between Maine and New Brunswick, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageFisherman Collection: Scene on Conwy Harbour, North Wales

Scene on Conwy Harbour, North Wales
A wonderful, atmospheric view of Conwy Harbour, North Wales, with the silhouette of the Castle in the background. Photograph by Norman Synge Waller Budd 1960

Background imageFisherman Collection: People salmon netting at Bideford, Devon

People salmon netting at Bideford, Devon
Four people standing in the water salmon netting at Bideford, Devon. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageFisherman Collection: Teignmouth from Shaldon

Teignmouth from Shaldon
Two glamorous young women and an old fisherman and his boat relaxing on River Beach, Shaldon, taking in the view over Teignmouth, Devon, England

Background imageFisherman Collection: Advert for Skippers Norwegian Bristling Sardines

Advert for Skippers Norwegian Bristling Sardines
Advert for Skippers Norwegian Bristling (or Brisling) Sardines, showing the lid of a can rolled back to reveal the delicious fish

Background imageFisherman Collection: Fishing trawler and crew, Resplendent, Scotland

Fishing trawler and crew, Resplendent, Scotland. Date: 1960s

Background imageFisherman Collection: The Fisherman

The Fisherman
Artist: Tuke, Henry Scott - Title: The Fisherman - Date: 1888-1889 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 116.8 x 198.1

Background imageFisherman Collection: ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1899-1961). American writer. In Key West, Florida, 1929

ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1899-1961). American writer. In Key West, Florida, 1929

Background imageFisherman Collection: Stilt fishermen, Dalawella, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean, Asia

Stilt fishermen, Dalawella, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean, Asia

Background imageFisherman Collection: The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea
Illustration by Raymond Sheppard to The Old Man and the Sea - a novella by Ernest Hemingway, written in Cuba in 1951. The story focuses on Santiago

Background imageFisherman Collection: England / Mevagissey

England / Mevagissey
A quiet and placid scene, by the old harbour, where an old Cornish fisherman takes in the scene in the village of Mevagissey, Cornwall, England

Background imageFisherman Collection: Fisherman casting net, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Fisherman casting net, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageFisherman Collection: Salmon Catch

Salmon Catch
What a whopper! A Victorian gentleman stands proudly next to the salmon he has caught

Background imageFisherman Collection: Mounts Bay fishing boat, Cornwall. Late 1800s / early 1900s

Mounts Bay fishing boat, Cornwall. Late 1800s / early 1900s
A view of a pilchard boat under full sail in Mounts Bay. Three fishermen can be seen at work. The lugger bears the registration 457.PZ which, according to the Newlyn Archive (2014)

Background imageFisherman Collection: Newlyn Victorian period

Newlyn Victorian period

Background imageFisherman Collection: Bulgarian fishermen (engraving)

Bulgarian fishermen (engraving)
7200100 Bulgarian fishermen (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Bulgarian fishermen)

Background imageFisherman Collection: William Thompsons fight off Poole, Dorset, 30 May 1695

William Thompsons fight off Poole, Dorset, 30 May 1695. Thompson was a local fisherman whose fishing boat was fired on by a French privateer near the Isle of Purbeck

Background imageFisherman Collection: Doreen Davey with record-breaking Wye salmon 1923

Doreen Davey with record-breaking Wye salmon 1923
A woman breaks the record for Wye salmon: a 59 & a half pounder. Doreen Davey with her giant salmon landed after a two-hour struggle. Her father, Major G.W

Background imageFisherman Collection: Fishing boat off Porthleven, Cornwall. Undated, probably early 1900s

Fishing boat off Porthleven, Cornwall. Undated, probably early 1900s
The Penzance registered Porthleven fishing boat, PZ57 Hetty May, under sail off Porthleven with several fishermen on board. Another fishing boat can be seen in the distance. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageFisherman Collection: The Gulf Stream, 1899, (1943). Creator: Winslow Homer

The Gulf Stream, 1899, (1943). Creator: Winslow Homer
The Gulf Stream, 1899, (1943). A man drifts on his fishing boat which has lost its mast. Sharks surround the boat, and a waterspout approaches ominously

Background imageFisherman Collection: Fishing boats, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1900

Fishing boats, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1900
A hand coloured slide of several luggers leaving Penzance with sails hoisted, probably in the early morning. Hand coloured slide by W.C. Hughes, Brewster House, London. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageFisherman Collection: Prussia Cove looking seaward, St Hilary, Cornwall. Around 1925

Prussia Cove looking seaward, St Hilary, Cornwall. Around 1925
Prussia Cove is named after a smuggler, John Carter, who referred to himself as the King of Prussia. Glass lantern slide from a lecture, entitled Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots



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Fisherman: Masters of the Sea From the rugged shores of Skegness to the tranquil waters of Dalawella, fishermen have long been an emblem of resilience and adventure. Inspired by John Hassall's iconic artwork "Skegness is SO Bracing, " we delve into the captivating world of these seafaring heroes. In Newfoundland, Canada, where vast cod fisheries once thrived, brave fishermen battled treacherous waves to bring home their bountiful catch. Their tireless efforts sustained communities and shaped a nation's identity. The products of this land still bear witness to their legacy. Traveling southward, we find ourselves in St Ives, Cornwall - a haven for artists and fishing enthusiasts alike. Alfred Wallis' quaint cottage stands as a testament to the intimate connection between fishermen and their coastal homes. Through his artistry, he immortalized their way of life with every brushstroke. Venturing further into artistic realms, William Heath Robinson's whimsical illustration "A Decided Catch" showcases the ingenuity that often accompanies a fisherman's pursuit. With elaborate contraptions designed to outsmart even the most elusive prey, these resourceful individuals prove that there are no limits when it comes to securing a successful haul. At Beesands in Start Bay, Devon, we witness scenes filled with camaraderie as fishermen gather on sun-kissed shores before embarking on daring voyages across unpredictable tides. Their unwavering determination echoes through time as they navigate both literal and metaphorical storms in search of abundance. Across continents and oceans lies Sri Lanka's Dalawella beach – home to stilt fishermen who defy gravity while casting their nets amidst breathtaking sunsets over the Indian Ocean. These skilled practitioners embody tradition passed down through generations; they stand tall against crashing waves symbolizing strength rooted deep within cultural heritage. The allure extends beyond Europe’s borders as Boulogne sur Mer beckons with its vibrant poster advertising.