The Seaweed Raker (Q28541740)

Label from: English (en)

artist: James Clarke Hook (Q6131395)
collection: Tate (Q430682) National Gallery (Q180788)
location: Tate (Q430682)
material used: oil paint (Q296955) canvas (Q4259259)
depicts: beach (Q40080) woman (Q467) rock (Q8063) cloud (Q8074) fishing vessel (Q13561346)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Art UK artwork ID: the-seaweed-raker-199363

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information from the Tate catalog

description: Artwork page for ‘The Seaweed Raker’, James Clarke Hook, 1889 James Hook began to paint the sea and coast in the mid 1850s. This was a change of direction in his art. His earlier paintings had been of modern Italian history, and reflected his commitment to Italian nationalism that lead to his taking part in the revolution of 1848 in Venice. In contrast his marine paintings were often of sentimental subjects with children, and by the 1880s corresponded to a widespread popular taste in London. He went to Brittany as well as the English coast to find subjects to paint, …

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