~ Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) Oil On Canvas ~ ~ 'Offshore Fishing Boats In A Strong Breeze At Scheveningen' ~ ~ Signed And Dated 1879 ~
From the notable English artist Cooke this impressive oil on canvas painting depicts Dutch fishing boats on a very lively sea. They are off Scheveningen which is one of the eight districts of The Hague, Netherlands.
The painting is signed and dated 1879 in the lower left corner. This must be one of Cooke's last major works.
Another of his paintings of Scheveningen is on display at the National Maritime Museum, London.
This is truly a great example of this highly rated marine artist.
~ Edward William Cooke ~
Edward William Cooke (27 March 1811 – 4 January 1880) was an English landscape and marine painter, and gardener.
Cooke was born in Pentonville, London, the son of well-known line engraver George Cooke; his uncle, William Bernard Cooke (1778–1855), was also a line engraver of note, and Edward was raised in the company of artists.
Cooke began painting in oils in 1833, took formal lessons from James Stark in 1834 and first exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institution in 1835, by which time his style was essentially formed.
He went on to travel and paint with great industry at home and abroad, indulging his love of the 17th-century Dutch marine artists with a visit to Holland in 1837. He returned regularly over the next 23 years, studying the effects of the coastal landscape and light, as well as the works of the country's Old Masters, resulting in highly successful paintings. These included 'Beaching a Pink at Scheveningen' (National Maritime Museum, London), which he exhibited in 1855 at the Royal Academy, of which he was an Associate from 1851. He went on to travel in Scandinavia, Spain, North Africa and, above all, to Venice.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame is 34 inches (86.5cm) wide and 28 inches (71cm) high.
The painting is 28 inches (71cm) wide and 22 inches (56cm) high.
The total weight is 4.6 kg.
~ Condition ~
The painting is in excellent condition. The frame is slightly worn but still in good order.
Item ID: 1280
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