C1829

Barge. Canal Boats &c.

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880)

A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. A fine etching by Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) from, Fifty plates of shipping and craftt which he drew and etched all the images. Cooke … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Barge. Canal Boats &c.

Date:

C1829

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original etching

Image Size: 

202mm 
x 165mm
AUTHENTICITY
Barge. Canal Boats &c. - Antique Print from 1829

Genuine antique
dated:

1829

Description:

A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods.

A fine etching by Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) from, Fifty plates of shipping and craftt which he drew and etched all the images. Cooke was an important marine and botanical artist, the son of the engraver George Cooke. He was making engravings of plants by the age of nine. Not only was he a member of the ARA and RA but a fellow of a number of scientific societies including, the Linnean, Geological, Zoological and Antiquaires Societies.

Biography:

Edward William Cooke (1811-1880)

Marine and landscape artist born in Pentonville, London, the son of well-known line engraver George Cooke. From an early age he demonstrated his skills in drawing and at the age of eighteen published his series, Shipping and Craft. He was surrounded by famous artist such as Clarkson Stanfield David Roberts.

Cooke began painting in oils in 1833 and took formal lessons from James Stark in 1834, and first exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institution in 1835.He travelled often throughout his life, to Holland studying the great Dutch marine artists.

He was also a Fellow of the Linnean Society, Fellow of the Geological Society and Fellow of the Zoological Society, and of the Society of Antiquaries. His geological interests in particular led to his election as Fellow of the Royal Society in 1863 and he became a Royal Academician the following year.

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