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Cook Richard

Cook, Richard, R.A., was born in London in 1784, and, after a course of training in the Academy schools, began to exhibit in 1808, dealing chiefly with scriptural subjects. In 1816 he was chosen Associate and in 1822 Royal Academician, after which date he exhibited no more, being a man of private means. Besides illustrating Scott's Lady of the Lake and Gertrude of Wyoming, he is only known to have painted thirty-five important pictures. He died in 1857.