FISHERMAN'S HOSPITAL, GREAT YARMOUTH
Signed, titled & dated l.l. May 1st 1865
Watercolour with pencil outlines
18 x 25 cm
Thomas Agnew & Sons, London
This Fisherman's Hospital was built in 1702 by The Corporation of Great Yarmouth. It was an almshouse for 'decayed fisherman', providing a home for 20 poor fishermen and their wives. To stay there they had to be over 60 and no longer able to provide for themselves.