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Title

Lerida, Spain


Artist

James Cook

Australia

1904 - 1960


About

This watercolour dates from Cook's visit to Spain in the 1930s, when he spent most of his time in Catalonia – visiting Lerida, Girona and the Costa Brava. In a catalogue tribute following the artist's death, a former student recalled his particular love of that country. Cook was curator at the Art Gallery of Western Australia from 1950–52 and art critic on Sydney's Daily Telegraph from 1954–58; but spent many years devoted to teaching at East Sydney Technical College (the National Art School) during the 1940s and 50s.


Details


Date

(circa 1935)


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

pencil, watercolour on ivory wove paper


Dimensions

31.3 x 41.9 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, black ink "JAMES COOK". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1943


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7394


Artist information

James Cook

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, Sydney, 1995, 68 (colour illus.), 121. cat.no. 57

Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australian watercolours from the National Art Gallery collection 1836 to 1946, Sydney, 1946, 11. cat.no. 37