• Manning-Julia-The-Decline-Of-Eels-No.6-LIFE-AND-DEATH.jpg
  • Manning-Julia-The-Decline-Of-Eels-No.6-LIFE-AND-DEATH.jpg
See zoomable image


Artwork materials: 
Woodcut, lino & stencils (edition of 20, 6 available)
Artwork size: 
75 x 50 cm (85 x 60 cm framed)
  • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Tagsmart - the new standard for authenticity in art

  • Interest Free Loan


    Own Art makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest-free loan. Contact us to arrange to purchase work via Own Art

  • Returns policy


    If you are not satisfied with the artwork then you have 14 days after the date of collection to cancel your purchase by emailing info@mallgalleries.com.

    It is your responsibility to return the work to Mall Galleries in a safe manner and without causing any damage at your own expense.

    You will get a full refund as soon as possible after we receive the returned work, although we reserve the right to deduct a charge to put the work back into the condition it was when sold (if signs of damage or wear and tear after receiving the work of art are visible).

  • Sizes of Work


    Please note that the sizes stated are as supplied by the artist.

  • Terms & Conditions


Nobody has ever witnessed European eels spawning in the Sargasso Sea. No post-spawning eel has ever been captured in the Sargasso nor at any position outside of it. No dead eel has ever been retrieved in or near the Sargassso Sea. To say the act of spawning is a mystery is to understate it. Scientists believe that due to the effort required in making the migration, the fact that apparently irreversible physiological changes have occurred, and the stress and damage that the act of spawning may involve, the eels die after spawning and their bodies remain on the sea bed.

We do know that a single large female eel can liberate many millions of eggs and so in a mass spawning event – if that is what happens - the sea must be opaque with eggs and milt. The fertilized eggs float to the surface and drift with the currents, heading back towards Europe.

Julia Manning

Make an enquiry


This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.