James Clarke Hook

Young Dreams

1887

Artist
James Clarke Hook 1819–1907
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1060 x 1422 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894
Reference
N01513

Not on display

Display caption

Painted at Morfa Nefyn in Wales, Young Dreams shows Hook’s abiding sympathy for children as well as his skill in evoking the beauties of a distant sea on a calm summer’s day. A comparison with a recent photograph of the same site demonstrates Hook’s principle of fidelity to the actual scene before him.

Gallery label, May 2007

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