2002 Beryl Cook Shall We Dance Signed Limited Edition Print 32


A signed, limited edition Beryl Cook print titled ‘Shall We Dance’, published in 2002 and numbered 32/650.

The print bears Beryl Cook’s hand signed pencil signature and the details of ‘Alexander Gallery Publications Ltd., Bristol, England’ – sole publishers of Cook’s work since 1977. Of this painting, Beryl Cook wrote: “We are usually in the pub early for jazz on Friday nights so we can get good seats, and then I watch the musicians get their instruments ready for playing. Sometimes the customers use the stage as a handy place to sit before the band arrives, and I was much taken by the woman sitting cross-legged with a bottle to her lips. She had nice shoes too. As did the girl in the close embrace, with attractive stockings to match. I had seen them on different nights, but thought they would make a good group together.”

Beryl Cook (1926-2008) was a Plymouth artist famed for her representations of plump extroverted women. Her distinctive, comic style enjoys popularity across the world.

The print is in pristine condition and comes from the last remaining stock of the Alexander Gallery. The print has been mounted on card and wrapped in clear plastic to protect it.

Size print: 53 x 69.5 cm (20 7/8 x 27 3/8 inches)
Size of Picture: 40 x 56 cm (15 ¾ x 22 inches)
Weight: 114 g