C1777

Possession Bay, in the Island of South Georgia.

Artist:

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition from the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. Cook made his approach to South Georgia between Bird and Willis Islands. He landed at three locations around Possession Bay and mapped parts of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Possession Bay, in the Island of South Georgia.

Date:

C1777

Artist:

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

393mm 
x 215mm

Paper Size: 

432mm 
x 292mm
AUTHENTICITY
Possession Bay, in the Island of South Georgia. - Antique View from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty
sanctioned edition from the accounts of Cook’s second voyage.

Cook made his approach to South Georgia between Bird and Willis Islands. He landed at three locations around Possession Bay and mapped parts of the coastline on January 1775.

References; Beddie 1381-34, p.267, Joppien 2.141A, ill.p.245

From Cook’s, 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.

Artist:

William Hodges (1744-1797)

William Hodges was born in London, the only son of Ann and Charles Hodges, a blacksmith of St. James’ 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, returning on 29 July 1775.

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