8 June 2007
Alfred Wallis (1855-1942)
Boat in sail with two large fish
pencil and oil on board
14¾ x 14 in. (37.5 x 35.5 cm.)
H.S. (Jim) Ede, from whom acquired by the present owner.
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The same pair of large finned fish can be seen in Fishes and Lobster Pots, (Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge).
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