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oil painting of Breton fisherwomen making fishing nets

James Clarke Hook (1819-1907)

Breton Fishermen's Wives

Size: 27" x 42" (70 x 107cm) Oil on canvas, signed with monogram (lower right) and dated 1864

Exhibited - Royal Academy, London, 1865, number 40

Provenance - Bonhams, Bond Street, London - lot 63 (14th June 2006)

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James Clarke Hook (1819-1907) was an important English painter and etcher of marine, genre and historical scenes and landscapes. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools in London and in his youth, was given advice by Constable (1776-1837). He became one of the most influential artists of his time and exhibited over 200 paintings at the Royal Academy. For further details of his life, see the James Clarke Hook website from Dr Juliet McMaster About James Clarke Hook.