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Oil painting - Mont Saint Michel, Normandy
  • Mont Saint Michel, Normandy
    Cooke, Edward William RA, FRS, FSA, born 1811 - died 1880
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Mont Saint Michel, Normandy

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Date:

    1838 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cooke, Edward William RA, FRS, FSA, born 1811 - died 1880 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage


1838 (painted)


Cooke, Edward William RA, FRS, FSA, born 1811 - died 1880 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas


Height: 54.6 cm estimate, Width: 80 cm estimate, Height: 816 mm gilt frame, Width: 1067 mm gilt frame, Depth: 80 mm gilt frame, :

Object history note

Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Historical significance: A similar composition, Mont St Michel, Peasants returning to Pontorson of 1840, was sold at Christie's (London) on 6/12/2002, lot 39. In this painting a horse-drawn cart appears on the left, and the light effects suggest an evening scene. It is also significantly larger than the V&A's painting, measuring 105.1 x 142.9cm.

Descriptive line

Oil painting entitled 'Mont Saint Michel, Normandy' by Edward William Cooke. Great Britain, 1838.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 42
Lucie Goujard, Annette Haudiquet, Caroline Joubert and Diederik Bakhuys, Voyages Pittoresques Normandie 1820 -2009 Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2009.
pg. 34
Delarue, Bruno Visions romantiques des côtes de la Manche: du Mont Saint-Michel au Pas-de-Calais Yport: Terre en vue, c2011


Oil paint; Canvas


Oil painting




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