Oil on board. This print contains many of the
aspects for which Wallis is now famous: a lighthouse, a fishing boat,
the hint of a pier and – central in importance – the fish. Wallis gave
disproportionate sizes to the things in his paintings he found most
interesting. Here the fish are most important. Wallis once remarked to a
critic writing about his paintings that when he worked as a fisherman
on the luggers sailing from Mounts Bay, ‘each boat of the fleet had a
soul, a beautiful soul shaped like a fish’. (Albert Rowe, The Boy and
the Painter, Studio International, 1968; p29)
Size: 36.8 x 45.7cm; paper 53.00 x 61.00cm
Format: Giclée Print, Limited Edition of 750 on 310gsm thick, 100% cotton rag.
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