John Hammond

Herring Fishing, Bay of Fundy

1894
After prospecting in the goldfields of New Zealand, John Hammond returned to Montreal in 1870 to work with the photographer William Notman. Eight years later he moved to Notman's studio in Saint John, N.B., where he also taught at the Owens Art School, moving to Mount Allison Ladies' College in Sackville in 1893. Although Hammond painted in Europe, China and Japan, and for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Rockies, he found his favourite subjects around the Tantramar Marshes near Sackville and the Bay of Fundy. His finest paintings are characterized by an overall, glowing light, which here, permeates the becalmed marine, the fishing boats emerging from the yellow blanket of the morning light.
Artist
Title
Herring Fishing, Bay of Fundy
Date
1894
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
81.3 x 107.2 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts diploma work, deposited by the artist, Sackville, New Brunswick, 1894
Accession number
49

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