Clam Digger, Scheveningen
24.125 in x 20.25 in x ;33.5 in x 30 in x 4 in
One of the most popular themes in Alten’s paintings are depictions of people completing physical labor, such as farming or fishing- in this case, fishing for shellfish. The Dutch have been cultivating and harvesting mussels for over 150 years along the coast of the North Sea, where Alten captured this Clam Digger with his cart.
Man in red jacket standing on the beach next to a wooden cart. Waves breaking in the background.
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon