• St Mary-le-Strand Church, London -
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    watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic
    16 by 11.7cm., 6 1/4 by 4 1\2 inches

    John Munday (op.cit.) suggests that this may be an unused preliminary watercolour for George Cooke's `London' published between 1826 and 1834. The Baroque church of St Mary-le-Strand was built in the middle of The Strand by James Gibbs in 1714-17. The original church on the site was demolished in 1549 to make way for Somerset House, which is visible at the right edge of this watercolour. In the distance is the Church of St Clement Danes, rebuilt by Wren in 1679 with a later tower also by James Gibbs

    Literature:
    John Munday, Edward William Cooke - A Man of his Time, 1988, pl.14, p.33;
    Huon Mallalieu, The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists up to 1920, 2002, vol.I, p.174, illustrated
  • The Customs House, Le Havre -
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    Signed lower left: E.W. Cooke, inscribed lower right: LA DOUANE and inscribed on the original mount: From E W Cooke to Mr Jeffery in grateful remembrance of his kind attention. Eastbourne Dec 16 1861/ON THE QUAI HAVRE/with part of the DOUANE

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    25.6 by 20.3 cm., 10 by 8 inches

     

    Provenance:

    Given by the artist to Mr Jeffery, 16th December 1861

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