Object photography

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On View Nancy and George Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • Philip Reisman (American, 1904 - 1992)
  • The Tuna Shed, 1951
  • Oil on masonite
  • Cape Ann, Massachusetts, United States
  • H: 39 1/4 in, W: 45 1/4 in (H: 99.7 cm, W: 114.9 cm)
  • Gift of Louise K. Reisman, 1992
  • M23695

INSCRIPTION

signed lower right corner of painting, "Philip Reisman 1951."

DESCRIPTION

This is an oil painting depicting an aspect of the Gloucester tuna fishery from the perspective of the processing house. A large fish hangs from its tail in the middle of a warehouse. Men in yellow aprons and galoshes gut other fish around the building.