Self Portrait

James Clarke Hook, RA, 1819-1907

1895 (see McMaster 190)

Oil on canvas

H 34.5 x W 29.7 cm.

© Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, accession no. ABDAG002789

Although he is best known now for his seascapes, Hook was also a fine figure painter, and this self-portrait indicates his skill as a portraitist too, although he was rather modest about that. [Commentary continues below.]

Text by Jacqueline Banerjee; photograph kindly released on the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial licence (CC BY-NC), and downloaded from Art UK. [Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]