Dutch Boats Beating into the Scheldt card

National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery / Art UK

Dutch Boats Beating into the Scheldt

WAG 319

On display

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George Holt’s father, George Holt the elder, bought this painting when it was exhibited at the Liverpool Academy in 1842 with money he had won as a prize. It was one of the first significant acquisitions of art made by the family. Cooke became a Royal Academician and specialised in marine subjects, often depicting fishing boats in rough seas.