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Fishers of Men (title detail)

Possibly Hobbs, Montreal

circa 1906

The quotation describing the Gospel scene scrolls across the gorgeous faux stone niches forming the lower border.

"This is one of the more famous quotes in the New Testament, and it has appeared a number of times in art and culture, such as in literary works like Chaucer's Summoner's Tale, Byron's Don Juan, Tennyson's Harold, Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and G. K. Chesterton's The Innocence of Father Brown." (Wikipedia)


Fishers of Men (title detail)