|Creator:||Cooke, G., (George), 1793-1849|
|Title:||George Cooke passport and sketchbook|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (2 folders housed with minor collections MS 449 to MS 471; 4 oversized folders A)|
George Cooke typified the ambitious American painter of the early nineteenth century. He began his artistic career as a self-taught itinerant painter in northern Virginia; in 1826 he went to Europe. His exposure to the old masters of the Renaissance and baroque periods encouraged him to try his hand at history painting and landscapes while continuing to derive his livelihood from portraiture. His best-known painting is, "Interior of St. Peters Rome," in the Chapel of the University of Georgia.
For more information, see the article "George Cooke (1793-1849)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
The collection consists of a passport and sketchbook belonging to artist George Cooke.
Arranged by record type.
George Cooke passport and sketchbook, MS 457. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.