Immediately a sense of tranquility engulfs us
upon seeing this piece. The beautifully carved
youth is so relaxed holding his fishing pole,
having just made his catch, pulling the fish from
the foaming sea. In his other hand he carries a
pouch. A rounded hat (similar to that worn by
the god Mercury) protects him against the sun.
His body is beautifully supple and free moving as
if he hasn't a care in the world. He is nearly
naked with only a fine cloth tied around his
waist. The sculptor has modeled him with such
care that it is as if he is still moving, just about
to scoop up his fish. We cannot but envy this
individual; yet, through his remarkable realism
the sculptor has given us a chance to join this
fisherman in his happy pursuit.