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The Miraculous Draught of Fishes
  • Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps (1803 - 1860)
  • The Miraculous Draught of Fishes
  • France
  • c. 1853
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 27.7 x 46.6 cm
    Object size: 54 x 73 x 11.5 cm
  • Signature: 'D C'
  • P294
  • West Gallery III
Further Reading
  • Dated c.1853 by Mosby. After fishing unsuccessfully all night, Simon put down his nets at Jesus’s command and made a huge haul. Together with his partners, James and John, he became a disciple (Luke V, 1-11). The painting was admired by Delacroix ('Journal', 21 April 1853)