Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 19 & 20
The first painted in 1836, the last in 1847. It will be observed in this catalogue, that the paintings which it attempts to describe are, with one exception, the productions of Mr. George Cooke, whose portrait we have before us, as, also, that of his estimable wife. Aside from the interest which his genius as displayed in his paintings, naturally excite, there are eminent traits of his character, and incidents of his history, which render it very appropriate that a sketch of his life should be embodied in this place. The following memoir was written by his brother, the Rev. Dr. C. Cooke, of Pittsburg, (Pa.) a short time before his death, and published in the Pittsburg Christian Advocate. Mr. Editor: Will you allow me room in the advocate for the purpose of recording a tribute of affection to the memory of a beloved brother, who has recently fallen asleep in the Lord. . . . George Cook, the subject of this memoir, was the second of seven children committed, in the Providence of God, to the care of our parents, and was born on the 14th of March in St. Mary's County, Maryland. . . . [Pp. 20-31; excerpted from a memoir dated April 18, 1849 and signed by C. Cooke.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of Daniel Pratt, Prattville, Alabama. Together with a Memoir of George Cooke, Artist. Prattville: Howell & Luckett, Printers. 1853.