COOKE, Edward William
(b. 1811, London, d. 1880, Groombridge)

A Schevening Pinck Preparing for Sea

Oil on canvas, 91 x 137 cm
Private collection

Cooke was almost obsessively interested in recording his natural and man-made environment. The marine artist Clarkson Stanfield employed him to make drawings of nautical details, while a friendship with the captain of the West Indiaman Thetis gave Cooke opportunities for study on board.

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