It was a few months ago when I was in a troc, (consignment shop) with a Belgian friend that
she pointed out this painting, mentioning that it was
' Very Belgian, the picture of a man fishing in the surf for shrimp with his horse and wagon...'.
I noted it, but left it hanging.
Later, after some thought, and the kindness of other friends, the painting made its way to our home.
Happy to have this "very Belgian painting" I'd thought no more of it.
Until,our vacation in Quiberon, France
where we stumbled upon this fellow who combed the beach each day with his horses.
Even though he wasn't shrimping in the Belgian surf, the painting will forever hang with a new meaning to us and a reminder of our Quiberon trip.