C1829

Thames Barge (going before the Wind) off Northfleet.

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880)

A Thames sailing barge was a type of commercial sailing boat common on the River Thames in London in the 19th century. The flat-bottomed barges were perfectly adapted to the Thames Estuary, with its shallow waters and narrow rivers. A … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Thames Barge (going before the Wind) off Northfleet.

Date:

C1829

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original etching

Image Size: 

165mm 
x 110mm
AUTHENTICITY
Thames Barge (going before the Wind) off Northfleet. - Antique Print from 1829

Genuine antique
dated:

1829

Description:

A Thames sailing barge was a type of commercial sailing boat common on the River Thames in London in the 19th century. The flat-bottomed barges were perfectly adapted to the Thames Estuary, with its shallow waters and narrow rivers.

A fine etching by Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) from, ‘Fifty plates of shipping and craft‘ 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.

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