Charles Henry Cook, Portrait Painter

(b. about 1830, d. about 1906)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born at Bandon about 1830. He painted in Cork, portraits, scenes of Irish life and landscapes. In 1864 he exhibited two pictures in the Royal Hibernian Academy, "The Irish Match-maker," and "Little Peggy." In noticing his work the "Freeman's Journal" expressed the opinion that he had great power and gave promise of a future. He again exhibited in 1865. After practising for some years in Cork, where he lived with his widowed mother in Sunday's Well Avenue, he went to England. In 1870 he was in Bath and sent a picture to the Royal Hibernian Academy. Of his subsequent career no details are forthcoming. He died at Scarborough about 1906.

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