Charles Napier Hemy, RA RWS (British, 1841-1917) 'Hauling the Trammel Net'
Lot 106W
Charles Napier Hemy, RA RWS (British, 1841-1917) 'Hauling the Trammel Net'
Sold for £61,250 (US$ 98,309) inc. premium

Lot Details
Charles Napier Hemy, RA RWS (British, 1841-1917) 'Hauling the Trammel Net'
Charles Napier Hemy, RA RWS (British, 1841-1917)
'Hauling the Trammel Net'
signed with initials and dated 'C.N.H./1892' (lower right), further signed, dated and inscribed with title and the artist's address (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
82.5 x 123cm (32 1/2 x 48 7/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    with The Cooling Galleries, London
    Private collection, UK

    EXHIBITED:
    London, Royal Academy, 1892, p.34, no.989 as 'The Trammel Net'


    This atmospheric work by Hemy is another example of the remarkable group of paintings of fishermen at work which he executed during the middle part of his career; others include 'Bargaining for the Catch (1883). 'How we caught the Pilchards' (1885), 'Sennen Cove' and 'The Smelt Net' (both 1886), 'Pulling in the Net' (1888) and, most famous of all, 'Pilchards' (1897).

    For further information, see Margaret Powell's Master of the Sea: Charles Napier Hemy, R.A., R.W.S., Penzance, 2004.
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