Mr T.P. Cooke as Vanderdecken: 1838
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

Mr T.P. Cooke as Vanderdecken: 1838

Archibald Alexander Park

© Museum of London

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Theatrical souvenir print engraved with a portrait of the actor Mr T.P.Cooke in the role of Vanderdecken. Published December 17th 1838 by A Park. Such portraits would have been sold plain for colouring and tinselling at home. This portrait has been hand coloured.

Cooke was famous for his appearances in nautical dramas and for playing supernatural villains, so the role Vanderdecken, the captain of the Flying Dutchman, was a good fit. Edward Fitzball's The Flying Dutchman, was first produced in 1826 and Cooke was praised by The Weekly Dramatic Register for "his signs, his attitudes, his fine form, and the varied, but powerful, expression of his countenance".




1838 AD - 1838 AD

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