George Cook


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  • Name George Cook 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Artist Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • From "The Georgia Hulls" by Augustus Longstreet Hull: artist of some celebrity...


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      "Fall of Montmorenci." From John Pinkerton's A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels. London: Longman, Hurst, Ross, Orme & Brown, 1812. 5 1/4 x 7 7/8. Engraving by George Cook. Short repaired tear in bottom margin.

      An interesting view of the Falls of Montmorency from an early nineteenth century travel volume, Pinkerton's General Collection. The images in this work, engraved by George Cook, are mostly based on original images. This shows the falls falling into the river, in which a sailing ship is moored. This ship probably brought the tourists shown at the bottom of the engraving, giving a sense of scale to the scene. $125


      Unknown After George Cook. "View of West Point From Above Washington Valley," 1835, Oil, West Point Museum


      Georgian drawing of Watchet Harbour Somerset dated 1820.This was engraved by George Cook and drawn by J.M.W.Turner RA..Published on April the 1st 1820 by John Murray,Albermarle street.This drawing is 182 years old now.There is slight discolouration of the clouds over the rocky outcrop.Watchet harbour was the home of the famous Sea Shanty singer Yankee Jack.This is a good opportunity to obtain a drawing by this emninent English Artist.50


      Judge Gaston's portrait is a poor copy, by Bogle after George Cook; that of Elisha Mitchell is the work of a man more distinguished as an engraver than a portraitist in oil--Nathaniel Jocelyn--and while in many ways charming, lacks the force and grandeur with which the subject should have impressed the artist; while the third, that of King, which is an original by George Cook, by no means approaches the quality of the portrait of President Hooper of Wake Forest painted by the same hand. This latter is really from a technical standpoint, of exquisite quality. Cook who was born in Maryland in 1793 studied abroad, where, as we can see, he acquired a facility with the brush second to none in this country.

    Person ID I0702  Hull
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Family Maria Heath,   b. 4 Mar 1797, VA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Jun 1874, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S06248] Augustus Longstreet Hull, The Hulls of Georgia, (Athens, GA, April 1904), 4.

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