A Fishing Party Off Long Island

Oil on canvas | 37 x 54.5in | 1860

Junius Brutus Stearns

Fishing for shark off Long Island was and still is a popular sport. Here, seven men in two boats are attempting to haul in a shark they have caught. The red-shirted man in the stern holds a loop of rope at the ready in his right hand.

Vermont-born J...
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