C1777

Captain James Cook F.R.S.

Artist:

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

$A 925

In stock

S/N: BEDDIE-3502-COOK-POR-CK02E-1000–227975
(C123)

Full Title:

Captain James Cook F.R.S.

Date:

C1777

Artist:

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

Engraver:

James Basire 
(1730 – 
1802)

Condition:

Minor creasing on lower left corner, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 265mm

Paper Size: 

229mm 
x 284mm

Description:

Famous and scarce portrait of Cook made on his return from his second voyage and after having been promoted to Captain. From the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. 

Reference; Beddie 3502, Nan kivell p.72

From Cook,  A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World, performed in His Majesty’s Ships the Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775.

Collections:
National Gallery Australia: NGA 2013.4129.9.28
National Library of Australia: Bib ID562570
State Library NSW: RB/DQ990A/20
State Library Victoria: Accession no: H88.46/2

Artist:

William Hodges (1744-1797)
William Hodges was born in London, the only son of Ann and Charles Hodges, a blacksmith of St. James’s Market London. They encouraged their son’s talent for drawing and placed him in William Shipley’s drawing school at Castle Court in the Strand. Joining Richard Wilson as an apprentice in 1758, he was required to assist his master ‘in dead colouring and the forwarding of pictures’. A short period of study under Wilson and Cipriani at the Duke of Richmond’s Gallery developed his style for classical composition. He was appointed artist on the Resolution and left Plymouth on 13 July and returned on 29 July 1775.

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