John Cooke Bourne

    In 1852 Bourne continued his partnership with Vignoles in Russia. This involved an excursion with Bourne to take daguerreotype photographs of the total eclipse at Ooman, a hundred miles south of Kiev.

    In 1855 Bourne helped Vignoles to organise an exhibition of photographs of Russia, and it is likely that most of the images on display were taken by Bourne. However after this date, reference to his life and work is sparse.

    In 1866, at age 52, John Cooke Bourne married Catherine Cripps, the daughter of an official at Buckingham Palace and the couple moved to Teddington. Bourne died in the district of Brentford in February 1896 and was described in his death certificate as "Artist - (painter)".


    Drawn by John Cooke Bourne, text by John Britton, "Drawings of the London & Birmingham Railway", London: Bourne and Ackerman, 1838-1839
    Drawn by John Cooke Bourne, text by John Britton, "The History and Description of The Great Western Railway", : David Bogue, 1846
    By Bennet Woodcroft, drawn by John Cooke Bourne, lithographed by Charles Cheffins, "A Sketch of The Origin and Progress of Steam Navigation", : Taylor and Walton, 1848
    By Edward Pett Thompson, "Life in Russia", : Smith, Elder and Co, 1848
    By Francis D. Klingender, "Art and the Industrial Revolution", : Adams & Mackay, 1968

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