James Clarke Hook

Wreckage from the Fruiter

1889

Artist
James Clarke Hook 1819–1907
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 921 x 1556 mm
frame: 1225 x 1860 x 135 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by A.J. and B. Hook 1908
Reference
N02252

Not on display

Display caption

A painter who could “bind the restless wave”, Hook repeatedly explored the sea as the source of both loss and gain. Here the womenfolk recover fruit from a wreck – thus providing a vivid touch of orange to the composition – and the men haul in what they can from the destruction of other people’s lives and property. This work was painted at Sennen Cove, near Land’s End, Cornwall.

Gallery label, May 2007

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