The teenage boy is catching fish on the bank of a body of water, his attention fixed on the ripples that may occur as the fish takes the bait. On the horizon, a windmill stands as a symbol of human presence, while a sailing boat can be seen in the distance.
Henry Herbert La Thangue (1859 – 1929) was an English realist painter known for his depictions of rural landscapes. He was associated with the Newlyn School, an art colony of artists situated near the fishing port of Newlyn in southwest Cornwall, England.
Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection.
Henry Herbert La Thangue (1859 – 1929)
Oil on canvas
19th Century CE
102 x 114.7 cm