Henry Moore Catspaws off the Land 1885

Artwork details

Artist
Henry Moore 1831–1895
Title
Catspaws off the Land
Date 1885
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.

May 2007

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