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Hector Caffieri was born in Cheltenham in 1847. He studied in Paris under Léon Bonnat and Jules Joseph Lefebvre and went on to be a master draughtsman and watercolourist. He is best known for his fishing scenes of English and French ports and his aesthetically pleasing landscapes. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and at the Salon des Société des Artistes Français in Paris.

"Homeward Bound" shows a young woman with her child on her shoulders, walking back across the sand from the shore, a fishing smack sailing away in the background. Caffieri was renowned for this genre of marine picture. The sentimentality and implied pathos of this print is his forte.

Published as the frontispiece of the Illustrated London News, 1891.

Wood engraving.

305 mm x 225 mm. Printed surface.

Later hand colour.


"HOMEWARD BOUND." H. Caffieri. [1891].

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