Henry Moore

Catspaws off the Land

1885

Artist
Henry Moore 1831–1895
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Frame: 1250 x 1706 x 105 mm
support: 915 x 1374 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1885
Reference
N01604

Not on display

Display caption

Yachting was becoming very popular in the late nineteenth century and Moore had several friends with yachts, from which he used to paint the sea. The catspaws of the title are the gentle breezes which move the fishing boats along. The location is unidentified, but may be Devon or Cornwall.

Gallery label, May 2007

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