Cleaning Fish by Lemuel Eldred
Oil on Board, 11 ½” x 13 ½” sight.
Lemuel Eldred (1848-1921).
Marine painter and etcher Lemuel D. Eldred was born and raised in Fairhaven, Massachusetts near New Bedford’s whaling community. He studied for a short time at the Academie Julian in Paris (1880) and traveled throughout Europe (1883) but he claimed he was self-taught. He exhibited in Boston and at the National Academy in 1876. His work is represented in the Peabody Museum of Salem, MA., the Old Dartmouth Historical Society and the Kendall Whaling Museum.