Painting: Birnbeck Island Weston Super Mare, June 1837

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James Edward Fitzgerald
Production date
Jun 1837
Description
One painting captioned 'Birnbeck Island Weston Super Mare, June 1837' by James Edward Fitzgerald showing an island with a house and rocks in the foreground. Watercolour on paper.
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Dimensions L x W: 163 x 238mm
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Accession number
19XX.2.1560

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This is Birnbeck Island, sometimes spelled Bearn Back Island, Weston-super-MAre. The hut on the island is for the gull yeller to live in. The stakes on the right of the island are for fishing nets. As the tide went out sea gulls would predate the catch so a man was employed to throw stones and shout at them till the fishermen came.

- Sharon Poole

Posted on 29-12-2020 09:44:34



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