George F.Cooke as Sir Pertinax Macsycophant

1812
John Rubens Smith (English, 1775–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 663

Dimensions

Sheet: 23.5 x 17.2 cm (9 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

61.320

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Bust, profile to left, with wig. Cooke was a popular English actor (1755-1812) in a part in Charles Macklin’s “The Man of the World.”

Inscription

Inscribed lower right in graphite: I R Smith fecit / 1812; on verso in center in graphite: George F. Cooke / as Sir Pertinax Macsycophant

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA May 10, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875