Darkness Falls by Robert Jobling
The painting entitled Darkness Falls by Robert Jobling, the title of which is a quotation from a poem by the American writer Henry Longfellow. The setting sun casts reflections on the wet sand as the people of the North East fishing community of Cullercoats trudge home. The two main figures are fishwives, one carrying a fish basket, and the other a load of seaweed. At the top of the slipway is the Lifeboat Lookout House with its tall tower. The picture was painted when Robert Jobling was working as one of the artists of the Cullercoats Colony.