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The mail boat leaving Calais

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    October 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. John Lecky

  • Museum number:

    E.155-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 171, box A

Physical description

Pencil drawing of the mail boat leaving Calais, and another drawing on the back depicting the Black Eagle leaving Valentia, dated July 5, 1858. Signed on both sides.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)

Date

October 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil drawing

Marks and inscriptions

'E W Cooke'
Signed on both sides

Dimensions

Height: 7.25 in, Width: 10.25 in

Descriptive line

Pencil drawing by Edward William Cooke depicting the mail boat leaving Calais, British School, 1855

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929

Materials

Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Ships; Boats

Categories

Drawings; Maritime

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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