Shipping in a calm by Willem van de Velde II

Part of the Cook bequest.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
32 x 36 cm
Acquired in:
1955
Bequeathed by:
Ernest Edward Cook through The Art Fund

Mr Ernest Edward Cook, grandson of Thomas Cook, the founder of the Travel Agency, was well-known for many benefactions during his lifetime. When he died on 15 March 1955, at the age of 89, he bequeathed the entire contents of his house at No.1 Sion Hill Place, Bath, to the Art Fund to be distributed to museums and galleries in England. This bequest, which was, at the time, the most important ever left to the Art Fund, comprises over 150 pictures, as well as Beauvais and Mortlake tapestries, Chippendale and other English furniture, English silver, and Chinese, Continental and English porcelain. The distribution, by the Fund, of this outstanding bequest enhanced the collections of nearly a hundred museums and galleries throughout the country.

Provenance

Part of the E E Cook collection, grandson of Thomas Cook of Thomas Cook Travel Agency. Died in 1955 and bequeathed the entire contents of his house at Bath to the National Art Collections Fund.

Venue details

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum East Cliff Promenade, BOURNEMOUTH Dorset BH1 3AA 01202 451800 www.russellcotes.com

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6)

Tue – Sun & Bank Holiday Mon, 10am ​– 5pm

Closed Good Friday and 25 Dec

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