The Skipper
The Skipper, verso
  • The Skipper
  • The Skipper, verso

The Skipper
David W. Haddon

The Skipper confronts us very directly, staring out from his richly-decorated frame. He tells us something about the light and atmosphere beside the sea - probably Newlyn? - but the figure can also be read as a symbol of enduring human values.

Original frame, slightly damaged.

Oil on panel
Size Unframed:
11½ins x 8¾ins
29cms x 22cms
Size Framed:
20¼ins x 17¼ins
51.5cms x 44cms
Signed and dated 1898, lower left; hand-written title on stretcher & brief notes, verso

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