Tag Archives: fishing boat

Charles Napier Hemy, Victorian painter

Page through a wonderful – and wonderfully romantic – set of Victorian era paintings of mainly fishing  boats using the little arrows on the left and right of each frame.

Read about Charles Napier Hemy here. There are many more paintings here, here and here.

Keep Turning Left Dylan Winter interviews a fisherman still using a traditional coble

So, Turner’s paintings aren’t so far off…

JMW Turner’s paintings can sometimes seem a bit theatrical – well, I suppose it helped sell his pictures – but as this YouTube shows, the sea really /can/ be the way he depicted it.

My thanks to author, campaigner and kipper magnate Mike Smylie for passing this one along.

One thing though… If you’ve ever wondered what Val Doonican’s 1960s hit might have sounded like in Icelandic, turn your speakers up. If  not, it might be wise to turn them down…