Cornish Christmas Stargazy Pie (or Starry Gazie Pie) is a traditional Cornish fish dish served around Christmas time to celebrate Tom Bawcock’s Eve.
My illustration is printed with archival inks onto high quality etching paper 310gsm, each print is signed.
The print is unframed and packaged in cellophane with a backing board.
The artwork size is 16.5cm x 21cm, and the paper size is A4, 21cm x 29.7cm and will fit into a standard sized frame.
According to folklore and legend, Fisherman Tom Bawcock saved Mousehole village from starvation by setting out during a winter storm and came back with a fine catch of fish.
“Merry place you may believe, tiz Mouzel ‘pon Tom Bawcock’s eve.
To be there then who wouldn’t wesh, to sup o’ sibm soorts o’ fish.
When morgy brath had cleared the path, Comed lances for a fry,
And then us had a bit o’ scad an’ Starry-gazie pie.
As aich we’d clunk, E’s health we drunk, in bumpers bremmen high,
And when up caame Tom Bawcock’s name, We’d prais’d ‘un to the sky”.
All images Copyright Alison Bick 2017-2023.
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