James Clarke Hook
Wreckage from the Fruiter 1889

Artwork details

James Clarke Hook 1819–1907
Wreckage from the Fruiter
Date 1889
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 921 x 1556 mm
frame: 1225 x 1860 x 135 mm
Acquisition Presented by A.J. and B. Hook 1908
Not on display

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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.

May 2007

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