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Past Sales

Romanesque Garden Bathing Scene
Fishing by a Loch, Sussex
Picking Flowers

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Works on Paper
Sold 175 works for
Sold 12 works for
Sold 1 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Ebenezer Wake Cook

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 97 works for
Dunbar Sloane
Sold 3 works for
Sold 16 works for

Born in England in 1843, Cook arrived in Melbourne in 1853. He studied painting, engraving and lithography under Nicholas Chevalier. He was a colleague of Tom Roberts and Rupert Bunny and a foundation member of the Victorian Academy of Arts. He returned to England in 1873 where his work was exhibited at the Royal Academy.

In our database, 281 works by Ebenezer Cook are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1969, of which 188 (67%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $46,020 for View of the Waiau River Entering Lake Manapouri sold by Dunbar Sloane in November 2018. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Ebenezer Cook are held by the Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery and a further four major public national galleries (see list below).

Ebenezer Wake Cook 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 341
  • 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.

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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