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Fish Collection

"From Hogarth's Beer Street to the Dreamtime

Background imageFish Collection: Hogarth, Beer Street

Hogarth, Beer Street. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. A scene of London life in which happy and healthy tradesmen

Background imageFish Collection: ANDERSEN: LITTLE MERMAID. The Little Mermaid. Drawing, 1932, by Jeannie Harbour for the fairy tale

ANDERSEN: LITTLE MERMAID. The Little Mermaid. Drawing, 1932, by Jeannie Harbour for the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen

Background imageFish Collection: Painting from the Dreamtime, Aboriginal art, Australia, Pacific

Painting from the Dreamtime, Aboriginal art, Australia, Pacific

Background imageFish Collection: Sport Fishing: Leaping Brook Trout, 1950 (colour litho)

Sport Fishing: Leaping Brook Trout, 1950 (colour litho)
3036062 Sport Fishing: Leaping Brook Trout, 1950 (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); (add.info.: Vintage illustration of a leaping eastern brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Background imageFish Collection: Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Creator: James Pollard

Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Creator: James Pollard
Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Anglers using a running line to catch pike on the Lea at Waltham Abbey, to the north-east of London. Painting in the Tate Gallery, London

Background imageFish Collection: Poster encouraging people to eat more fish

Poster encouraging people to eat more fish
Poster encouraging people to Eat More Fish. More than half the catch is sold as fried fish. A range of people, including two children, in a fish and chip shop

Background imageFish Collection: Fish Mosaic from Pompeii

Fish Mosaic from Pompeii
Floor mosaic from Pompeii of fish, octopus, squid, lobster, eel and crustaceans. Museo Archaeologico Nazionale, Napoli collection

Background imageFish Collection: Sharks (chromolitho)

Sharks (chromolitho)
2782541 Sharks (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sharks. Liebig card, published in late 19th or early 20th century)

Background imageFish Collection: A Four Year Old with a Cat and a Fish, 1647 (oil on canvas)

A Four Year Old with a Cat and a Fish, 1647 (oil on canvas)
7300633 A Four Year Old with a Cat and a Fish, 1647 (oil on canvas) by Cuyp, Jacob Gerritsz (1594-1651); 108x80 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFish Collection: Roman seafood mosaic

Roman seafood mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageFish Collection: The harbour and village, Polperro, Cornwall, England, UK

The harbour and village, Polperro, Cornwall, England, UK

Background imageFish Collection: The V & A. waterfront and Table Mountain cape Town

The V & A. waterfront and Table Mountain cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa

Background imageFish Collection: Saint Anthony of Padua preaching to the fishes

Saint Anthony of Padua preaching to the fishes, 1779. Painting by Bernardo Rodriguez. Quito School. Colonial baroque. Painting. ECUADOR. PICHINCHA. Quito. Convent of San Francisco

Background imageFish Collection: The products of Newfoundland, Canada - Cod

The products of Newfoundland, Canada - Cod
The products of Newfoundland, Canada (" to say nothing of the middle one" ). A pair of large cod flank a young fishermans lad. Date: 1902

Background imageFish Collection: Geological Strata 19C

Geological Strata 19C
A schematic representation of geology and palaeontology

Background imageFish Collection: Ernest Hemingway Fishing

Ernest Hemingway Fishing
Sun Valley, Idaho: 1939 Author Ernest Hemingway holding two trout he has caught

Background imageFish Collection: A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson

A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson
The Whitebait cycle, an ingenious contraption necessitated by the exorbitant charges for hire of boats at the seaside this season

Background imageFish Collection: Craster harbour, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Craster harbour, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFish Collection: A Selection of Fish

A Selection of Fish
An assortment of fish: 1. sharp-nosed eel, 2. blunt-nosed eel, 3. burbot, 4. lamprey, 5. lampern, 6. chub, 7. perch, 8. roach, 9. bream, 10. rudd, 11. Prussian carp, 12. Crucian carp, 13. tench, 14

Background imageFish Collection: Dolphin airship by Jean Samuel Pauly and Durs Egg

Dolphin airship by Jean Samuel Pauly and Durs Egg
A fish-shaped airshipdesign Dolphin by Jean Samuel Pauly and Durs Egg, c.1835. Date: circa 1835

Background imageFish Collection: Tucking Pilchards at Cadgwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Tucking Pilchards at Cadgwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Cadgwith harbour with fishermen, fishing boats and a tucking net full of pilchards. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageFish Collection: Carp (Cyprinus carpio) Aare River, Switzerland 2006

Carp (Cyprinus carpio) Aare River, Switzerland 2006

Background imageFish Collection: Fresco of a fisherman from Akrotiri

Fresco of a fisherman from Akrotiri, dating from around 1600 BC, island of Santorini (Thira), Cyclades, Greece, Europe

Background imageFish Collection: Indonesia, Papua, Raja Ampat. Bowl of pearls cultured from silver-lipped pearl oysters

Indonesia, Papua, Raja Ampat. Bowl of pearls cultured from silver-lipped pearl oysters
Bowl of pearls cultured from silver-lipped pearl oysters, Raja Ampat Islands, Irian Jaya, West Papua, Indonesia. Credit as: Jones-Shimlock / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont

Background imageFish Collection: White-tailed Eagle or Sea Eagle -Haliaeetus albicilla- about to grab for a fish, Lauvsnes

White-tailed Eagle or Sea Eagle -Haliaeetus albicilla- about to grab for a fish, Lauvsnes, Flatanger, Nord-Trondelag, Trondelag, Norway

Background imageFish Collection: Grimsby No 2 Fish Dock

Grimsby No 2 Fish Dock
No 2 Fish Dock, full of fishing boats, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Background imageFish Collection: Killer Whales / Orcas (Orcinus orca)

Killer Whales / Orcas (Orcinus orca)
Killer whales / Orcas (Orcinus orca) large pod including calf traveling together while foraging on large schools of Herring (Clupea harengus) in the cold waters of northern Norway, January

Background imageFish Collection: RF - Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) swimming over a coral reef

RF - Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) swimming over a coral reef. Whilst a Predatory bandcheek wrasse (Oxycheilinus digrammus)

Background imageFish Collection: Map of Tenochtitlan. Mexico, 1560. By Alonso de Santa Cruz

Map of Tenochtitlan. Mexico, 1560. By Alonso de Santa Cruz
Map of Tenochtitlan. Mexico, 1560. General islario of all the islands in the world. Work of the chronicler and cosmographer Alonso de Santa Cruz (1505-1567). National Library. Madrid. Spain

Background imageFish Collection: animals, cloud, color image, concept, copy space, danger, day, deceiving, facade

animals, cloud, color image, concept, copy space, danger, day, deceiving, facade, fierce, fin, fish, goldfish, horizontal, humor, misconception, nature, nobody, ocean, ominous, one animal, outdoors

Background imageFish Collection: Longnose Gar (Lepisosteus osseus), long fish with a long horn like mouth

Longnose Gar (Lepisosteus osseus), long fish with a long horn like mouth and golden skin with brown blotches

Background imageFish Collection: Balanced diet

Balanced diet, computer artwork. A balanced diet shown as segments of a pie. The pie shows what proportion of the diet should be made up of each of the major food groups

Background imageFish Collection: Porthleven, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe

Porthleven, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe
Andrew Davies / SpecialistStock

Background imageFish Collection: Koi carp fish in pool

Koi carp fish in pool, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia

Background imageFish Collection: Poissons - fish

Poissons - fish
A variety of fish. Date: 1930

Background imageFish Collection: Piraputanga fish (Brycon hilarii) in underwater landscape, Aquario Natural, Rio Baia Bonito

Piraputanga fish (Brycon hilarii) in underwater landscape, Aquario Natural, Rio Baia Bonito, Bonito area, Serra da Bodoquena (Bodoquena Mountain Range), Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Background imageFish Collection: Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson

Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson -- The building of Saltash Bridge. Date: 1935

Background imageFish Collection: Salmo stomachicus, or Gillaroo

Salmo stomachicus, or Gillaroo, also known as Gizzard Trout, a variety of trout inhabiting Lough Melvin, Ireland. Date: 1879

Background imageFish Collection: Ancient Greek fresco depicting fisherman, 1500 B. C. from Akrotiri, Thera, Greece

Ancient Greek fresco depicting fisherman, 1500 B. C. from Akrotiri, Thera, Greece
Greek civilization, 16th century b.C. Fresco depicting a fisherman, 1500 b.C. From Akrotiri, Thera, Greece

Background imageFish Collection: Poster, British Seagull outboard motor

Poster, British Seagull outboard motor
Poster, British Seagull, The best outboard motor in the world, Every dinghy a motor dinghy. circa 1950

Background imageFish Collection: Leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) male carrying eggs, swims over seagrass meadow

Leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) male carrying eggs, swims over seagrass meadow. Wool Bay, Edithburgh, South Australia. Gulf of St Vincent

Background imageFish Collection: Northern pike (Esox lucius) amongst Shining pondweed (Potamogeton lucens)

Northern pike (Esox lucius) amongst Shining pondweed (Potamogeton lucens). Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland, September. Photographed for The Freshwater Project

Background imageFish Collection: Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) portrait, Eleuthera, Bahamas. December

Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) portrait, Eleuthera, Bahamas. December

Background imageFish Collection: Dugong (Dugong dugon) male feeding on a seagrass meadow (Halophila stipulacea)

Dugong (Dugong dugon) male feeding on a seagrass meadow (Halophila stipulacea), accompanied by a young Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus). Marsa Nabaa, Marsa Alam, Egypt. Red Sea

Background imageFish Collection: Tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) in bright summer mating colours, peering

Tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) in bright summer mating colours, peering out from his home in a discarded tube, where he was guarding his eggs (not visible in this photo), Swanage Pier

Background imageFish Collection: A split level digital composite showing a Basking shark (Ceterhinus maximus

A split level digital composite showing a Basking shark (Ceterhinus maximus) feeding on plankton around St Michaels Mount, Cornwall, UK. June

Background imageFish Collection: Female Anglerfish fanfin seadevil (Caulophryne jordani) - Deep sea species from Atlantic Ocean

Female Anglerfish fanfin seadevil (Caulophryne jordani) - Deep sea species from Atlantic Ocean, found at 700-3000m




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"From Hogarth's Beer Street to the Dreamtime: Exploring the Global Fascination with Fish" Dive into a world of art and culture as we explore the captivating theme of fish. From William Hogarth's iconic painting "Beer Street, " where fish symbolize prosperity, to Aboriginal art in Australia depicting fish from the Dreamtime, these aquatic creatures have captured human imagination for centuries. Travel back in time to ancient Pompeii, where a mesmerizing mosaic showcases Roman seafood delicacies. Marvel at Newfoundland's rich history, where cod fishing has shaped its identity and economy for generations. Embark on a journey to Cape Town's V & A Waterfront, framed by the majestic Table Mountain, offering breathtaking views while enjoying delectable seafood dishes. Transport yourself to late 1800s Cornwall, witnessing locals tucking pilchards at Cadgwith Harbor - a testament to their deep connection with fishing traditions. Discover Saint Anthony of Padua preaching to fishes in an enchanting tale that highlights humanity's spiritual bond with nature. Explore geological strata from the 19th century, unraveling Earth's history through fossilized remains found within layers of rock. Immerse yourself in Craster harbor’s picturesque scenery in Northumberland, England – a haven for fishermen seeking bountiful catches amidst Europe’s coastal beauty. Join Ernest Hemingway on his legendary fishing adventures that inspired generations of anglers worldwide. Lastly, indulge your sense of whimsy with William Heath Robinson’s imaginative artwork featuring an amusingly complex contraption designed for catching fish – proving that even humor can be found within our fascination with these aquatic wonders. Fish transcend borders and cultures; they are not merely sustenance but symbols of abundance and inspiration throughout history. So whether you're admiring masterpieces or casting your own line into tranquil waters – let us celebrate this enduring connection between humans and fish across time and continents.