• Hubert von Herkomer's On Strike

    5 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914) was a German-born British painter. In the 1891 Royal Academy, he exhibited this painting of a worker on strike and his family.
    Hubert von Herkomer On Strike (1891) 2280 mm x 1264 mm
    The painting is a monochromatic brown except for the red clothing on the baby, and the figures are life size, giving them a monumental feeling.
    The winter leading up to the painting was a hard one, with severe blizzards and gale force winds that sank ships in the English channel. Reviewers suggested that the extreme weather was reflected in this painting and in much of the rest...
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