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Fishes

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Goya, Still Life with Golden Bream, 1808-12


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E.W.Cooke, Mackerel by the Seashore. Goya's fishes are also by the sea-shore, and seem to be gasping their life away there, but one has to look to notice it.

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J.M.W. Turner, Mackerel, watercolour.

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William Merritt Chase. Chase's fishes are very fishy like Goya's, but his approach is that of an aesthete, there is no existential pathos.

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William Merritt Chase

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Anders Zorn, St Ives; do they really catch fishes like that in Cornwall?
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