'Dutch Boats Beating into the Scheldt', Edward William Cooke

Painting of sailing boats on stormy seas

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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.

Artwork Details

Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Date: 1842
Accession No: WAG 319