Moored fishing boats at sunset
Dutch fishing barges heading offshore in a choppy sea
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Abraham Hulk Snr ( 1813 - 1897)
Abraham Hulk was to become one of the foremost Dutch marine painters of the 19th century, and the patriarch of a family of Anglo Dutch artists. He was born to a Dutch family in London, 1st May 1813 and studied at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam from 1828, and subsequently as a pupil of the portrait painter Jean Augustus Daiwaille (1786-1850). Daiwaille was a considerable influence on his pupil, Hulk exhibited a portrait of a lady in 1832 and although known almost exclusively as a painter of marines he painted a number of portraits in addition to producing lithographs.