woven with a central figure with his hand behind his back standing overlooking two women emptying fish into a barrel, and a further figure leaning over a barrel of reeds, behind them a man and cart with a horse having been released from the supporting shafts, set in a landscape setting , flanked by a tree to one side, with distant buildings; lacking border, later selvedge, reduced in width and height
Inspired by an earlier version of 'Fishermen', woven by the workshop of V. Leyniers D.L. earlier in the 18th century. The present tapestry is very similar to a weaving of Packing and Carting Fish, from a set of tapestries originally belonging to the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, illustrated in Marillier, Handbook to the Teniers Tapestries, 1932, pg. 55, & pl.40b, although the present example is woven in reverse of the original composition and is a later version.
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