Following the recent post about EW Cooke, Faversham historian Arthur Percival has alerted me to the existence of this Cooke drawing of the scene at Holly Shore on Oare Creek – this is the spot we now know as Hollowshore. This low-resolution image is all I’ve been able to get hold of up to now – the original … Continue reading “EW Cooke painting and drawing in North Kent”
Fifty plates of shipping and craft , a collection of drawings by EW Cooke, 1811-80. They were published in 1829, when he was just 18… Read about him here. As Arthur Percival points out (comments below – thanks Arthur) there’s a relatively recent biography, if you’re interested and have a few bob to hand.
Francis B Cooke was one of the great yachting writers of the 20th century and more – a long-lived man, he was first published in 1883 and was still writing in the early 1970s, by which time he was in his early 100s . He has been one of my favourite authors for many years, and … Continue reading “Francis B Cooke’s writing republished in blockbuster manual of traditional yachting”