Tuke’s primary interest was not in visualising a narrative situation that revealed maritime workers’ hard but respectable lives at a particular point in the class structure. Rather, his chief interest lay in the erotic valence of the working-class model, whether posing nude or acting out the role of a specific form of labour. Tuke sought Uranian male ideals in all his depictions of youths. — Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, p. 41.
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