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Past Sales

View of Devonport, Tasmania
Adelaide Circa 1876
Bird's Eye View of Sydney Harbour, 1893

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Works on Paper
Sold 16 works for
Prints & Graphics
Sold 5 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Albert Charles Cooke

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 10 works for
Sold 3 works for
Sold 1 works for

Born in England in 1836, Albert Cooke emigrated to Victoria in 1854, initially working on the goldfields. A Colonial School painter, lithographer and illustrator, he worked for newspapers such as the 'Illustrated Australian News' and contributed to the 'Picturesque Atlas of Australia'. During the 1870s he exhibited his watercolours of Australian landscape - such as 'Port Phillip Bay' - at the Victorian Academy of Arts. In about 1890 Cooke moved to Western Australia where he produced watercolours and lithographs of local scenes.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Albert Cooke from 1977 and in total 24 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 21 (88%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $6,000 for Sorrento Pier and the Husband's Boat sold by Leonard Joel in November 1988. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Albert Cooke are held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Australia and Geelong Gallery.

Albert Charles Cooke is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McCulloch, Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 342
  • Kerr, Joan. Dictionary of Australian Artists, Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870. Oxford University Press, Australia, 1993. Page 172
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 299
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

Artists' Resale Royalty

Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…

No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.

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