Cullercoats was a small fishing village, up
the coast from the mouth of the Tyne. It's pictorial possibilities were discovered in the 1820's by artists from Newcastle,
particularly Henry Perlee Parker and John Wilson Carmichael. They drew and painted the fishermen and fishwives of Cullercoats,
an views along the coast with townspeople taking the air.
(John Millard, 'A romance with the North East' 1992, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne)