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Luff, Boy!

Photo credit: Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries

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Juliet McMaster, a descendant of the artist, explains that this version of 'Luff, Boy!' is not an original praised so enthusiastically by Ruskin in his Academy Notes, but a smaller copy that Hook executed. Hook fairly frequently executed smaller copies of his work on request, yet never duplicating them in size. This painting was made near Clovelly, and the model for the boy was one John Cruse.

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H 17 x W 22 cm

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