France | Brittany


Fishing is a vital part of Brittany’s history and economy. Among the various types of fishing practiced, la pêche côtière (inshore fishing) uses small boats to catch sardines, hake and sole; la pêche aux crustacés (crab and lobster fishing) uses traditional traps known as paner; while la pêche à pied (seashore fishing) consists of walking along the shoreline with a net and griffe (a type of rake) to dislodge and harvest shellfish and crustaceans.

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Fishermen tending their net, probably done in the studio (coloured pencil and watercolour) after having gone to sea with the sardine fishermen, who worked with Mr. Urvoy, who arranged the contacts for Frédéric.
France, Brittany, Finistère, Douarnenez
Study, watercolour, on white paper
Credit: Frédéric Back
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