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Product images of Hay barge and men of war on the Medway, 1833
Product details Hay barge and men of war on the Medway, 1833
Hay barge and men of war on the Medway, 1833
In 1833 Cooke went on a sketching tour in the River Medway with James Stark, a family friend and a member of the Norwich School, who gave him instruction in oil painting. In 1835 Cooke exhibited his first oil paintings at the Royal Academy, one of them being a similar view of a hay barge, but with Greenwich in the background. In his notebook Cooke refers to this watercolour as 'Hayboat, Chatham - and men of war - with Rainbow and stormy effect - 5th July'. It is signed and dated with this date.
Edward William Cooke
Original size: 230 x 325
- Image ref: PW6190
- National Maritime Museum