Painting entitled 'Oyster Dredgers at Porlock Weir'

Description
These three boats are dredging for oysters near the shore at Porlock Weir. Look closely at the nearest sloop and you can see the drag nets used to gather oysters. Oyster fishing was an important local industry from the early 1700s to the early 1900s. Acquired with assistance from the Art Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund (www.vam.ac.uk/purchasegrantfund) and the Friends of the Museum of Somerset.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 11/2015
Collection Class
Fine Art
Medium
oil
Common Name
painting entitled 'Oyster Dredgers at Porlock Weir'
Simple Name
painting
Production Person Surname
Hemy (1841-1917)
Production Person Initials
Charles Napier
Period Classification
Modern (AD 1800-Present)
Production Date
1890
Production County
Somerset
Production Country
England
Production Continent
Europe
Material
canvas
Topography Town
Porlock, Somerset
Topography Building Keyword
Porlock Weir
Inscription / Transcription
C. Napier Hemy 1890

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