A romantic painting which depicts a woman and child awaiting the return of a fishing boat from a moonlit coast.

According to an explanation by the artist himself, the boat contains a 'close relation', almost certainly the child's father as Dahl's father was also a fisherman.


Carl Wedel, Norway; by descent to Baroness Wedel-Jarlsberg, Norway; private collection, Stavanger, Norway; by descent to A Andersen, Oslo; Day and Faber, London.

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TS
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Opening times

Weekdays, 10am - 5pm
Weekends, 11am - 5pm

1st January, Good Friday, 24-26th December: Closed.

Exhibitions at Barber Institute of Fine Arts

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