Size: 20 x 30 inches
Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1895; Düsseldorf, 1906
Crowe spent the late summer of 1894 on holiday in Great Yarmouth, and immediately on his arrival spotted the old Fishermen’s Refuge Home, which he described in his diary as ‘very picturesque old haunt, gives me a wish to paint the same’.
Athenaeum, 4 May 1895:
Fishermen’s Home, Great Yarmouth (719) is a bright representation of a wide quadrangle enclosed by old red-brick buildings, whose roofs are high pitched and tiled, while the dormers are unusually ugly. A sculptured group illustrating charity stands in the middle of the place, where the rainy sunlight and its blackish shadows are not at all cold.