Lot 26

* JOHN BELLANY CBE RA HRSA (SCOTTISH 1942 - 2013), LH-49 BEACHED oil on canvas, signed 91cm x 91cm Framed. Note: ''LH'' are the registration letters for the port of Leith. This is the port for the City of Edinburgh, the Capital of Scotland, but there are no fishing boats in Leith anymore - they are all in the harbours of Musselburgh, Cockenzie, Port Seaton, North Berwick and Dunbar along the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, and the North Sea harbours of St. Abbs and Eyemouth. Bellany is reflecting on the decline of the fishing industry in Scotland and the consequences for the fishing communities. LH-49 is shown as a redundant vessel in a state of decay and Bellany is also reflecting upon his own mortality.


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