Wednesday, December 15, 2010

James Clarke Hook - The Fisherman's 'Good Night

About 1857
Museum no. FA.230

A favourite sentimental theme was the idea of a man's family as a haven from his working life. Here the father is poised to leave, and the dangers of his occupation give his farewell a particular poignancy. In a later work Hook depicted children whose father was missing at sea.

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