Number 123 in the Harry Rutherford Catalogue of works.
PZ331 was a fishing trawler based in Newlyn harbour built in 1945 (part of the Stephensons of Newlyn fleet before it was decommissioned). This painting was made during Rutherford’s time in Newlyn in the 1960s.
An interesting point about the boat – PZ331 was destined for the scrapyard, before Devon artist Barnaby Dearsly decided to turn the bow into a unique shed. It was a finalist in the 2018 Shed of the Year competition.