Rooke, Thomas

BORN 1842, London: Marylebone - DIED 27 Jul 1942, Northampton

Educated at the Royal College of Art and schools of the Royal Academy Schools. Be became an assistant to Burne-Jones at William Morris' design firm and also worked for Ruskin as a copyist. These works are now in the Ruskin Museum in Sheffield.

Rooke worked almost thirty years for Burne-Jones and recorded many conversations he had with him the last years before Burne-Jones died. Rooke married Leonora Jane Jones and lived with her at Bedford Park. They had a son (Noel, also a painter) and a daughter.

Works: "The Story of Ruth" (c.1877, Tate Gallery, London); "Cottage at Leukerbad" (1884, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford).

Related persons
• was pupil to Burne-Jones, Edward Coley
• worked for Ruskin, John

• Whelchel, Harriet (ed.), John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1993
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Roosevelt, Blanche

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 2 Feb 2014