Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


Isaac Cook

Title: junior
Nationality: American
Date of birth: 21 June 1867
Place of birth: Wisconsin
Date of death: 27 July 1926
Place of death: Maine
Category: collector


Isaac Cook, Jr., of Maine, was a collector. A director of The American Wine Company, he managed the family real estate in Maine. He married Edith Mudd. He dies at Biddeford Pool Maine.


Cook purchased Battersea Reach y045 in 1893 from Edward Guthrie Kennedy through Whistler. Kennedy described him to Whistler in 1895 as 'a very nice fellow'. He told Cook to ask Whistler for The White Girl m0471, which he had requested that Whistler 'put a head on' [GUW #07256].


Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer, and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980 ; MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 ; Find A Grave website.