C1829

Fishing Smack, Schooner, Sloop-rigged Barge.

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880)

A smack was a traditional fishing boat used off the coast of Britain and the Atlantic coast of America for most of the 19th century and, in small numbers, up to the Second World War. Schooners were first used by … Read Full Description

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S/N: FPOSAC-012–187389
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Full Title:

Fishing Smack, Schooner, Sloop-rigged Barge.

Date:

C1829

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880)

Condition:

One small foxing spot on LHS in border area, not affecting image, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Original etching

Image Size: 

170mm 
x 90mm
AUTHENTICITY
Fishing Smack, Schooner, Sloop-rigged Barge. - Antique Print from 1829

Genuine antique
dated:

1829

Description:

A smack was a traditional fishing boat used off the coast of Britain and the Atlantic coast of America for most of the 19th century and, in small numbers, up to the Second World War. Schooners were first used by the Dutch in the 16th or 17th century. The most common type of schooners, with two masts, were popular in trades that required speed and windward ability, such as slaving, privateering, and blockade running. Sloop-rigged Barge was used for freight, usually displacing about 60 tons.

A fine etching by Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) from, Fifty plates of shipping and craftt which 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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