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Study for 'The Antiquary's Cell'

Watercolour
1835 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is a preparatory watercolour study for a painting, 'The Antiquary's Cell', commissioned directly from the artist by John Sheepshanks. The painting shows the interior of Sheepshanks's own study at Barnes near Putney. In preparation for the painting, Cooke visited various antiques dealers in London's Wardour Street and numerous curiosity shops in order to make up a convincing assemblage of antiques and botanical and zoological specimens. Sheepshanks collected eleven paintings by Cooke, as well as a number of preparatory watercolour studies.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
watercolour
Brief Description
Watercolour by E. W. Cooke entitled 'Study for 'The Antiquary's Cell''. Great Britain, 1835.
Physical Description
Study for 'The Antiquary's Cell', image shows a chair; a table with books and a casket on it adna gilt framed painting and scrolls below it; on the other side of the chair more books and a metal jug are visible.
Dimensions
  • Height: 178mm
  • Width: 217mm
Object history
Sheepshanks Gift, 1857
Subjects depicted
Summary
This is a preparatory watercolour study for a painting, 'The Antiquary's Cell', commissioned directly from the artist by John Sheepshanks. The painting shows the interior of Sheepshanks's own study at Barnes near Putney. In preparation for the painting, Cooke visited various antiques dealers in London's Wardour Street and numerous curiosity shops in order to make up a convincing assemblage of antiques and botanical and zoological specimens. Sheepshanks collected eleven paintings by Cooke, as well as a number of preparatory watercolour studies.
Associated Object
FA.42[O] (Object)
Collection
Accession Number
FA.105

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record createdJune 9, 2009
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