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"Under the Wing of St. Mary's Church, Whitby"
Life in Whitby one hundred years ago offered little in the way of organised entertainment to the working fisherman and his family and pleasures tended to be both homely and communal.
This deceptively simple composition on Tate Hill beach in Whitby's lower harbour gives an idyllic impression of what was - for most of the time - a hard existence, lived, in the majority of cases, close to the poverty line.
The fishing boat, around which the figures are centred, is known as a coble, and the little changed design stems from the time of the Vikings. Her almost flat centre and stern sections enable her to be readily beached.

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"Under the Wing of St. Mary's Church, Whitby"
Life in Whitby one hundred years ago offered little in the way of organised entertainment to the working fisherman and his family and pleasures tended to be both homely and communal.
This deceptively simple composition on Tate Hill beach in Whitby's lower harbour gives an idyllic impression of what was - for most of the time - a hard existence, lived, in the majority of cases, close to the poverty line.
The fishing boat, around which the figures are centred, is known as a coble, and the little changed design stems from the time of the Vikings. Her almost flat centre and stern sections enable her to be readily beached.