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A.E. Cook

COOK A.E. Tenement End

Shapes Auctioneers & Valuers /Feb 2, 2008
133.41 - 200.12
113.40

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A.E. Cook - An English Frigate Saluting The Arrival Of A Large Man-o'war Off The Harbour At Alexandria

A.E. Cook - An English Frigate Saluting The Arrival Of A Large Man-o'war Off The Harbour At Alexandria

Original 2000
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Lot number: 16
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Description:
Description
J. Cook
(fl.early/mid-18th Century)
An English frigate saluting the arrival of a large man-o'war off
the harbour at Alexandria
signed 'I. Cook' (lower right)
oil on canvas
25 x 53 in. (63.4 x 134.7 cm.)
Lot
Notes
Probably
painted circa 1730-40, this panorama of the ancient port and city
of Alexandria is one of several by the artist, each of which can be
distinguished from the others by a slightly different treatment of
the various vessels outside the harbour. The painting offered in
this catalogue differs from the two other known versions in that it
shows a complete image of the English frigate firing the salute
whereas in the Greenwich version, that vessel is hidden behind the
bow of the new arrival and only the forward section of her hull is
visible; likewise, in the only other version available to commerce,
the saluting frigate is totally absent. Both these alternative
renderings have been illustrated in works published by the Antique
Collectors' Club of Woodbridge, Suffolk, namely E.H.H. Archibald,

Dictionary of Sea Painters, 3rd edition, 2000, plate 213, p.
324 and F.B. Cockett,
Peter Monamy, 1681-1749, and His
Circle, 2000, pl. 36, p. 117.
The Egyptian city of Alexandria, which takes its name from
Alexander the Great who founded it circa 332 B.C., is situated on a
narrow peninsular between Lake Mareotis and the Mediterranean Sea,
and is very close to the western mouth of the River Nile. Blessed
with two harbours thanks to Alexander the Great's construction of
the mole joining the island of Pharos to the city, Alexandria has
long been one of the main ports of entry to the lands of the desert
and most notably Egypt herself. Once the European nations,
particularly England, began to acquire territory in India,
Alexandria assumed a new importance as the first stopping place for
travellers taking the overland route to the sub-continent, a
journey vastly quicker than the alternative involving a long and
slow voyage through two oceans via the Cape of Good Hope.
J. Cook is a relatively unknown maritime artist, which, given his
undoubted skill, is rather surprising. A follower of the van de
Veldes, his work is mainly concentrated in the Mediterranean and he
is best known for his several topographical views of
Alexandria.
A.E. Cook - Traveller Resting, Smoking A Pipe

A.E. Cook - Traveller Resting, Smoking A Pipe

Original 1850
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Lot number: 76
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C** H** Cook (British, circa 1850)
Traveller resting, smoking a pipe
Signed 'C. H. Cook'
Oil on panel
26 x 23cm.
A.E. Cook - Tenement End

A.E. Cook - Tenement End

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Lot number: 449
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A.E. Cook - The Truffle Hunters

A.E. Cook - The Truffle Hunters

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Lot number: 727
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Description:
E. A. COOK (BRITISH, 19TH/20TH CENTURY)

The truffle hunters

signed 'E A Cook' (lower right)

oil on canvas

25¼ x 30¼ in. (64.1 x 76.2 cm.)
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