Beryl Cook

Lady of Marseille, 1982/2024


A limited edition print produced in collaboration with the Beryl Cook estate to celebrate the exhibition Beryl Cook / Tom of Finland at Studio Voltaire.

Edition Size



39 x 33 cm


Giclée print with glitter gloss highlights

The price of the edition increases as it sells out. This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Beryl Cook Estate.

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    About The Artwork

    Inspired by the work of Edward Burra, Beryl Cook travelled to Marseille, where she encountered the subject of this work: "I painted this picture after a visit to Marseilles. It is an exciting place, dangerous too, and we were warned about which streets never to enter. I don't need warning twice, so we left those streets well alone and sat safely on the quayside in the evenings, content to watch activities on the magnificent yachts and the bustle around the small pavement cafés. This girl, dressed in a minute leopardskin outfit and sporting a golden tan, busied herself going here and there, pausing for a chat or drink, and occasionally disappearing into a dark alley. Her final appearance was from a nearby doorway with three small dogs eager for exercise, crossing the road in front of us as we walked back to the hotel; she left me with this last view of her."

    About Beryl Cook