Monday, 13 December 2010

Through the Advent Calender Door on 13th December, Fishing for Shellfish

December 13th, this French printed toile shows a fisherman harvesting shellfish from a small bay, ready to be sold at market and served as simple, seasonal festive starters over the Christmas period. Now an expensive luxury, shellfish used to be a poor family's staple before pollution and over-fishing in the Victorian era drove up the price.