Bellany, John - Eyemouth - those who wait II

Artist: Bellany, John
Materials: Lithograph
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 30 cm
Signature: Signed John Bellany A/P
Frame: Unframed
Stock No: MB23
Price: £175
Provenance: From the artist's sister


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Genre: Human figure
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Description

Fishermen’s wives and child wait in vain for the return of their menfolk afer the Eyemoth disaster of 1881. The triangular shapes in the background right represent the treacherous rocks onto which the fishermen of Eyemouth were driven in the storm, in which nearly 200 perished.