Island of the Dead, Port Arthur c1868. Ebenezer Wake Cook.
Ebenezer Wake Cook

1843 - 1926

Island of the Dead, Port Arthur c1868

Watercolour
15 x 39.5 cm
Signed and inscribed on original label on reverse E. Wake Cook, 13 Maida Vale West, London West
Provenance: Private collection, United Kingdom

During 1867 and 1868 E. Wake Cook was employed by Nicholas Chevalier as his assistant. Chevalier had been commissioned by the Duke of Edinburgh to prepare a series of drawings of Victoria and New Zealand.  In January 1868, the Duke of Edinburgh visited Hobart on the Galatea

For biographical information on E. Wake Cook refer DAAO 

 

 

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