Size: 11.5 x 16.5 inches
Exhibited: RA, 1922 – Exhibition of Works by Recently Deceased Members of the Royal Academy
Current owner: Private collection
This picture was owned in 1922 by Reginald Gurney Esq. In 1938 it was purchased by a private owner from Sidney J. Starr, a dealer and auctioneer from Norwich, together with another watercolour called ‘River Scene with Ruins’, for a total outlay of £6 6 shillings. The receipt for the 1938 purchase does not confirm the names of the artists of the two pictures, but gives the title as ‘Boulogne Fishmarket’.
The watercolour appears to be an exact copy of the scene depicted in Fish Market, Rouen (1884), though the signature and date (‘E. Crowe, 1886’) makes it clear that this version was created separately from the Royal Academy oil of two years previously.