C1829

The Wolf Brig of War. (Late of the Royal Navy) making Signal &; laying to, for a Pilot off Dover.

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880)

In the 18th and most of the 19th centuries, a sloop-of-war in the British Navy was a warship (also known as one of the escort types) with a single gun deck that carried up to eighteen guns. Brig-sloops were the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Wolf Brig of War. (Late of the Royal Navy) making Signal &; laying to, for a Pilot off Dover.

Date:

C1829

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original etching

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 170mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Wolf Brig of War. (Late of the Royal Navy) making Signal &; laying to, for a Pilot off Dover. - Antique Print from 1829

Genuine antique
dated:

1829

Description:

In the 18th and most of the 19th centuries, a sloop-of-war in the British Navy was a warship (also known as one of the escort types) with a single gun deck that carried up to eighteen guns. Brig-sloops were the same as ship-sloops except for their rigging. A ship-sloop was rigged with three masts whereas a brig-sloop was rigged as a brig with only a fore mast and a main mast.

A fine etching by Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) from  Fifty Plates of Shipping and Craft 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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