The Watson of the painting’s name was Brook Watson, an one time orphan that ultimately became Lord Mayor of London.
In fact, it’s a painting loaded with action and drama. Obviously, the primary figure of the composition is actually the fair haired Watson. The left arm of his is actually alongside the body of his while he makes use of his right arm to reach out towards the males in the boat that make an effort to rescue him. The left leg of his kicks towards the surface area, while the proper leg – previously dismembered below the knees – appears to disappear downwards in the bath. He appears upwards towards the boat loaded with the rescuers of his in the middle ground, ignorant, it appears of the imminent procedure of the shark from the ideal.