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James Clarke Hook (1819-1907), Landscape and history painter

Sitter in 14 portraits
Although he began his career by painting historical and literary subjects, Hook made his name with briskly worked seascapes and coastal scenes. In the 1850s, he left his London studio for Surrey, eventually building a house at Churt, near Farnham, which he christened 'Silverbeck' and which was his home from 1866 until his death. Hook and his family made themselves self-sufficient at Silverbeck, growing fruit and vegetables, raising livestock and harvesting corn which they ground in a small private watermill.

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1456(13)

James Clarke Hook

by Charles Hutton Lear
chalk, 1845
NPG 1456(13)

Ax14838

James Clarke Hook

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax14838

Ax28931

James Clarke Hook

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax28931

x46988

James Clarke Hook

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x46988

x133378

James Clarke Hook

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1880 or before
NPG x133378

x7370

James Clarke Hook

by Ralph Winwood Robinson, published by C. Whittingham & Co
platinum print, circa 1891
NPG x7370

D35956

James Clarke Hook

by Otto Theodor Leyde, printed by Chardon-Wittman, after Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
etching, published 1884 (exhibited 1883)
NPG D35956

D35957

James Clarke Hook

by Otto Theodor Leyde, after Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
etching, published 1884 (exhibited 1883)
NPG D35957

x197525

James Clarke Hook

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x197525

x197526

James Clarke Hook

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x197526

Ax17616

James Clarke Hook

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1880
NPG Ax17616

Ax8715

James Clarke Hook

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1880 or before
NPG Ax8715

x18579

James Clarke Hook

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1880
NPG x18579