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In this work Allan has captured the picturesque village of Ferryden on the River Esk near Montrose, Scotland. Ferryden was once an important fishing town which had developed due to the massive growth in the Scottish herring industry particularly throughout the nineteenth century. Allan has captured Ferryden and its fishermen at a particularly poignant moment as the turn of the twentieth century saw a marked decline in the population of the town and its fishing fleet.
oil on board
H 28 x W 45 cm
bequeathed by Neil Livingston, 2010