COOKE, Edward William. 20392

£75

Description

A fine Autograph Letter Signed, addressed “My dear Sir”, about his work in Venice, and discussing his out of print book ‘Shipping & Craft’ [published 1829], now much in demand, saying he has found “a few of the first (India) proofs”, also recording his recent dinner with Sir Edwin Landseer. 4 pp.7 x 4 inches, in excellent condition. The ferns, Hyde Park Gate South, 8 January 1862. Edward William Cooke (1811-1880), marine painter. “I have been very busy at Venice & brought home a great many studies in oil of sunsets &c., the unsettled state of the weather producing the finest skies!”