An image of Lerida, Spain

James Cook

(Australia 1904 – 1960)

Lerida, Spain

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
(circa 1935)
Media
Watercolour
Medium
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
Accession number
7394
Copyright
© Reproduced with permission