COOK, Edward Dutton. 18934

£150

Description

An original pen and ink drawing, of high quality, sgned ‘Dutton Cook’, showing a Victorian gentleman carving the initials S.J.W. [Sarah Jane Woolgar] on a stone wall. 4 x 6 inches, in fine condition, mounted on part album page (from an album compiled by Sarrah Jane Woolgar). Undated. Edward Dutton Cook (1829-1883), dramatic critic and author. Cook also learned engraving and at one time sought employment on Punch as a draughtsman on wood. In 1859 he became a member of the Artists’ Rifles, and also a member of the Ramblers’ Club, which met every night from November to May at Dick’s Tavern, 8 Fleet Street. Sarah Jane Woolgar (1824-1909), actress, appeared in the 1844 play The Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit written by Edward Stirling and Charles Dickens, also in “Aladdin and the wonderful Lamp-New Lamp for old Ones”. In 1868, Woolgar appeared with Benjamin Webster in Dickens’ No Thoroughfare at the Adelphi Theatre in London where she was credited as Mrs. Alfred Mellon.