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Morland created this scene of fishermen and fish sellers by arranging sketches he had made of real people. When this picture was painted the idea of the simple country life was very fashionable. Wealthy people bought pictures of rural workers and picturesque cottages. The paintings usually gave a romantic version of the lives of ordinary people.
oil on canvas
H 71 x W 91.5 cm
acquired through the Lord Kenilworth Bequest, 1954