Saturday, November 28, 2009

Edward William Cooke


[Mending Nets : Bay of Naples]
signed E W Cooke. RA. 1869 l.r.
oil on canvas
35.5 x 55"
Cooke first visited this area in 1846 and this seems to be his last painting of the coast there. In the late 1860's Cooke was living at Groombridge on the Kent/Sussex border in a house designed for him by Norman Shaw. This painting was exhibited at the RA in 1869 and was well received.
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1811 - 1880.

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