C1829

Dutch Galliot &c (unloading) Gt Yarmouth.

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880)

A galiot was a type of Dutch or German 20 to 400 GRT trade ship, similar to a ketch, with a rounded fore and aft like a fluyt. They had nearly flat bottoms to sail in shallow waters. These ships … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Dutch Galliot &c (unloading) Gt Yarmouth.

Date:

C1829

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original etching

Image Size: 

177mm 
x 230mm
AUTHENTICITY
Dutch Galliot &c (unloading) Gt Yarmouth. - Antique Print from 1829

Genuine antique
dated:

1829

Description:

A galiot was a type of Dutch or German 20 to 400 GRT trade ship, similar to a ketch, with a rounded fore and aft like a fluyt. They had nearly flat bottoms to sail in shallow waters. These ships were especially favored for coastal navigation in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

A fine etching by Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) from Fifty Plates of Shipping and Craftwhich he drew and etched all the images.

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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