HOME WITH THE TIDE
By JAMES CLARK HOOK


HOME WITH THE TIDE
By JAMES CLARK HOOK, R.A. (1819-1907)
IN THE TATE GALLERY, LONDON

From his earliest years, Hook displayed that love of the sea and the life associated with it, as well as the capacity for picturing it, which made him famous in later life. He showed a marked precocity, and at a tender age made up his mind to be an artist. First of all he studied on his own account, and for more than a year worked without supervision in the Sculpture Galleries of the British Museum. When he was seventeen he became a student at the Academy Schools, where he learned the technique of painting for three years. He exhibited his first picture, " The Hard Task," at the age of eighteen.

Five years elapsed before he exhibited another picture, but in the meantime he had been earning his living and furthering his studies in Ireland, where he painted portraits and developed his taste for landscape work in the Vale of Avoca. This second picture was a portrait, and during the year he gained a silver medal at the Royal Academy. In 1844 he exhibited in the Academy a picture illustrating a scene from "The Decameron" (Pamphilius relating his Story), which was noteworthy as initiating a series of literary studies which gained him great popularity because of their romantic picturesqueness and the brilliant manner in which he treated them.

In 1846 he gained a travelling scholarship and journeyed to Italy via Paris and Switzerland. The influence of this visit was soon seen in his work, not only in the treatment and colouring of his paintings, but also in their subjects. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1851 as the result of these works, and soon afterwards he began the superb series of English landscape and marine studies which revealed his own peculiar talents, and have preserved his memory in the grateful hearts of picture-lovers.

From the book "Famous Paintings" Volume 2 printed in 1913.

Large files of this public domain print are available at Stock Photos at Songs of Praise
(Firefox users must click again on the large photo to see the very large image.)




Online "Name the Painting"









James Clark Hook
Maritime Art, Greenwich

" James Clarke Hook
at Wikipedia


Famous Paintings in this Series





James Archer
My Great Grandmother


Bashkirtseff
The Meeting


Bouguereau
Charity


John Brett
From the Dorsetshire Cliffs


Arnesby Brown
The River Bank


Joseph Clark
Mother's Darling


John Constable
The Hay-Wain


Jean Baptiste Camille
Corot
The Fisherman's Hut


Jean Baptiste Camille
Corot
A Flood


Leonardo Da Vinci
Monna Lisa


Edouard Detaille
The Dream


Henri Fantin-Latour
Flowers


Thomas Gainsborough
Queen Charlotte


Thomas Gainsborough
The Market Cart


Jean Baptiste Greuze
The Head of a Girl


Jean Baptiste Greuze
Fidelity


James Clark Hook
Home With the Tide


Alfred William Hunt
Windsor Castle


Josef Israels
The Shipwrecked Mariner


B.W. Leader
The Stream in Summer-time


Madame Vigee Le Brun
Portrait of the Artist

Alphonse Legros
A Canal With a Fisherman


Anton Mauve
Watering Horses


J.L.E. Meissonier
The Cavalier


Sir J.E. Millais
Speak! Speak!


Sir J.E. Mallais
My First Sermon


George Morland
The Reckoning


George Morland
The Inside of a Stable


Murillo
The Immaculate Conception
of the Virgin


Alfred Parsons
When Nature Painted
All Things Gay


Ralph Peacock
The Sisters


Rembrandt
Syndics of the
Cloth Merchants' Guild


Guido Reni
"Ecce Homo"


Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of Mrs. Richard Hoare
With Her Infant Son


Briton Riviere
The Temptation
in the Wilderness


Dante Gabriel
Rossetti
Day Dreams


John Singer Sargent
Miss Ellen Terry
as Lady Macbeth


Lady Stanley
(Dorothy Tennant)
His First Offence


Jan Steen
Grace Before Meat


Marcus Stone
On the Road from
Waterloo to Paris


Constant Troyon
Watering Cattle


H.S. Tuke
"All Hands to the Pumps"


Velazquez
King Philip IV. of Spain


S.E. Waller
Sweethearts and Wives


Thomas Webster
The Smile

Index
Famous Paintings Volume 1
Art Gallery

Index
Famous Paintings Volume 2
Art Gallery

Index
Art Appreciation
Lessons