Vintage Fishing Picture, Titled ‘Thursday’ of Monks Fishing adter W Dendy Sadler
A framed unglazed fishing picture after the painting by Dendy Sadler entitled 'Thursday'. The main image depicts a group of monks of the order of St. Francis fishing on the river bank near their monastery for the next day's meal
This delightful scene is a wonderful example of Walter Dendy Sadlers light-hearted depictions of religious life. The work depicts a group of Franciscan monks enjoying a leisurely afternoon of fishing at the river, in order to catch their food for the following day.
Traditionally, Friday has been considered a day of fasting in the Christian week, with all meat to be avoided in commemoration of Christs crucifixion. The Franciscans, in particular, were renowned for the strictness of the rules imposed in many of their monasteries; yet Sadler here allows himself a gentle dig at the order, suggesting that, while the monks are keeping to the letter of the law in their quest for fish, the jovial atmosphere of the endeavour is perhaps less sober than St. Francis himself might have intended.
The frame measures approx 54 x 45cm. It has no glass so has a couple of dirty marks to mount so probably benefit from being reframed
Will be well packaged and sent via 48hr courier
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