Edward William Cooke (British, 1880)

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Painter of river and coastal scenes in oil and watercolour. Son of George Cooke, an engraver. Because of his detailed knowledge of ships and their rigging, Cooke was employed by Clarkson Stanfield (q.v.) to make studies of details of ships for him. Under Stanfield’s influence, he took up painting in oil, and travelled in France, Scandinavia, Holland and Egypt.
Exhibitions at The Royal Academy 1835-79 (129 works), BI and SS. Elected ARA 1851, RA 1863. A sale of his works was held at Christie’s on June 19th, 1861; his studio sale was on May 22nd, 1880.

Exhibitions

1835
, Royal Academy & British Institution