'Mr T.P Cook as William No.61'
Engraving coloured by hand with fabric and tinsel additions on paper mounted on card.Figure with textile trousers of a sailor, entitled 'Mr T.P Cook as William No.61' with raised gilded buttons and medal, metal decoration on sword, waving a hat of gold thread. A variety of ships in the background. Gold painted fame, flaking, woodworm, stiffened hessian backing. One of a pair with 1329803/SNO.D.539. Thomas Potter Cooke (1786-1864) - the print depicts T P Cooke as William in Douglas Jerrold's nautical melodrama 'Black Eyed Susan', which ran for over 400 performances at the Surrey Theatre, London, in 1829, published by A. Park (ref. V&A collection) In notebook no.5, page 9 (1340945.5) Charles Wade refers to: 'Top Royal no.78. Pair of Tinfoil Pictures "Miss Scott as Blackeyed Susan" "Mr. T.P. Cooke as William" 10" x 12"'
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Makers and roles
A. Park, engraver and publisher
Wade, 1944: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 5 Second Floor, 1944, Page 9 Victoria and Albert Museum. Victoria & Albert Museum South Kensington S.W.7 ., Museum number:S.363-2000