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A ketch rigged yacht and other vessels becalmed

Fine art

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Collection Fine art, Oil paintings
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID BHC1004
Description Oil painting. Very little is known about this early English marine artist, who was a contemporary of Peter Monamy, and like him influenced by Willem van de Velde the younger, with whose late studio it is possible he could have been associated. The subject here is an English royal yacht. The painter has usually been known as 'J. Cook' but a version has now (2012) surfaced of one of his favoured compositions, showing ships off Alexandria (see BHC0986), which is signed 'John Cook' and clears up the mystery of his first name.
Date made Early to late 18th century

Artist/Maker Cook, John
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Frame: 805 mm x 823 mm x 41 mm;Painting: 620 mm x 650 mm
  • A ketch rigged yacht and other vessels becalmed (BHC1004)
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