The Lough Derg Pike: Life size, with Relics

The Lough Derg Pike: Life size, with RelicsLough Derg Pike is, in many ways, a key work in Cooke's oeuvre, combining a lush romantic sensitivity with a keen scientific interest in marine life. This memorable catch in the annals of Irish fishing was five feet in length and was caught in Lough Derg. The pike is painted life-size, the actual fish being preserved in a pub in county Clare. A predella panel below the painting contains artifacts from the period, including a fishing rod.

CreatorCooke, Barrie (Search Europeana for this person)
CollectionCrawford Gallery
Timespan20th century
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Subject TermsPainting
ProviderIrish Manuscripts Commission

In This Year: 1980