James Clarke Hook

Home with the Tide

1880

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 889 x 1397 mm
frame: 1229 x 1741 x 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894
Reference
N01512

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Painted on site at Findochtie in Scotland, this painting takes up a frequent theme in Hook’s work of the involvement of wife and children in a man’s work. Hook’s rich colouring, learned in Venice – for instance in the vivid evening light reflected on the water – contributed to his fame.

Gallery label, May 2007

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