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Unloading the Catch | Pauline Inman
A wood engraving (3 1/2” x 3”) titled “Unloading the catch” by artist and printmaker, Pauline Inman. Dating to 1947, the engraving shows the unloading of a day’s catch of fishing from the stern of a boat tied unto a wharf along the eastern coast of Maine. Inman was born in Chicago in 1904 and graduated from Smith College in 1926. She studied wood engraving at Parson School of Design and Columbia University, both in New York City. “Unloading the catch” is part of a large collection of Inman’s wood engravings donated to the Tides Institute over a decade ago. An equally large collection of Inman’s original engraved wood block from which the prints were made from were placed with the Tides Institute as well. She and her husband first visited South Addison, Maine in 1929 and they continued to spend summers there for the next 30 to 40 years. From this summer base at South Addison, Inman was able to explore the surrounding eastern coast of Maine and all provided rich subject matter for her engravings. She would sketch and photograph during the summer and engrave the wood blocks in the winter at her home in Connecticut. She died in 1990. Artist: Pauline Inman Medium: Wood engraving Old Accession Number: 670 Description Pencil Signed. 1947.