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A sailor is shown returning home to his family standing outside a cottage. He is embracing his wife while a boy hugs his father's right arm. A smaller boy on the far left holds his stick and his father's right hand, and carries his bundle. On the right a young girl holds a small child in her arms. In the background the domesticity of the setting is implied by the jug resting on the window-sill of the cottage on the right.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

c.1798

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 56.8 x W 43.7 cm

Accession number

BHC1125

Work type

Painting


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National Maritime Museum

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