Monday, 2 April 2018

Watching Others Work II


I do love pictures of people going about their day to day work so when I stumbled across this one by chance the other day I was ever so pleased.   It's  called 'Tucking a School of Pilchards' that hangs in the Penlee House gallery in Penzance and was painted at the end of the 19th century by a chap called Percy Craft.  I thought it was ever so reminiscent of 'Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach' by Stanhope Forbes which I've featured before.  And blow me down!  Stanhope and Percy, two great names don't you think, once shared a house in Cornwall. 

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  1. Lovely picture. Oh and belated happy birthday!

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  2. Belated Happy Birthday. Love the picture-shows how labour intensive fishing was then/is now. Don’t like pilchards, sadly, as I know they are good for me.

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    1. They're a big sardine aren't they? I love them though not when covered in tomato gloop in a tin. xx

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  3. Art depicting life. When captured well, I too am intrigued. I try to see subtleties in the background.

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    1. Yes there's often little things that are treasures to spot. xx

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  4. Love it. I can't remember the name of the artist or the picture, but my favourite is some men stripping varnish from a floor. If I come across it again, I will send you the link.

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    1. It in my other post! Saboteurs de Parquet by Caillebotte. xxx

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