Friday, January 23, 2009

Edward William Cooke

[Sunset on the Laguna of Venice, San Giorgio in Alga and the Euganean Hills in the distance]
1857 (exhibited at the RA 1858)
oil on canvas
1811 - 1880.
Cooke was a successful marine painter. Ruskin met him in Venice and was impressed by his accuracy and his 'existence of clouds as a matter of serious interest'.

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