frame: 1102 x 1557 x 80 mm
N01706 INDUSTRY 1894
Inscr. ‘H. S. Hopwood 1894.’ b.l.
Watercolour, 32 1/2×50 (82·5×127).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1894.
Exh: R.A., 1894 (959).
Lit: Basil S. Long, ‘List of Works exhibited by Henry Silkstone Hopwood, R.W.S.’ in The Old Water-Colour Society's Club, II, 1925, p.59.
Repr: Studio, XL, 1907, p.236.
The subject is an old Yorkshire fish-wife opening mussels to be used for bait while a boy is working at his lesson on a slate. The same old woman and boy seem to appear in ‘Grace after Meat’, a watercolour reproduced in Studio, XLIX, 1910, p.28.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I