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James Clarke Hook

  1819 – 1907
 
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The Southern Shepherd Boy

The Southern Shepherd Boy   1857

Original etching.

Excellent impression on India paper. From the only published edition, as issued by the Etching Club in 1857.

£155



A few Minutes before Dinner-time

A few Minutes before Dinner-time   1857

Original etching.

Very fine impression on India paper, from the only published edition, as issued by the Etching Club in 1857.

£145



The Fisherman’s “Good Night”

The Fisherman’s “Good Night”   1857

Original etching.

Very good, strong impression, from the only published edition, as issued by the Etching Club in 1857.

£145



Gathering Eggs

Gathering Eggs   1858

Original etching.

Excellent impression with strong etched line, from the only published edition, as issued in 1865 by the Etching Club.

£180



Dort – The Birthplace of Cuyp sold

Dort – The Birthplace of Cuyp   1872

Original etching.

Excellent impression with strong etched line, from the only published edition, as issued by the Etching Club in 1872.

SOLD

 

As a student at the Royal Academy, James Clarke Hook won the first medals in the life and painting schools in 1842 and went on to win the gold medal for historical painting in 1844. In 1846 he obtained the travelling pension of the Royal Academy for three years and went to Italy but after eighteen months he gave up half his pension and returned to England. J.C.Hook rapidly became established as a leading painter of historical genre, noted for his use of strong colour showing the influence of the Venetian artists. In his mature work J.C.Hook turned mostly to rustic genre and especially to genre coastal scenes. James Clarke Hook was an accomplished original etcher and an early member of the Etching Club. His highly finished etchings are some of the finest examples of popular Victorian art to have emerged from the Etching Club. [more]