- James Clarke Hook 1819–1907
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 921 x 1556 mm
frame: 1225 x 1860 x 135 mm
- Presented by A.J. and B. Hook 1908
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.
Gallery label, May 2007
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