C1829

The Discovery. Convict Ship (lying at Dentford). The Vessel which accompanied Capt. Cook on his last voyage.

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880)

The ship depicted is the second ship to be named Discovery, it was a 10-gun sloop, while Cook’s ship was a collier and never used as a prison hulk. In 1776 an act was passed to permit decommissioned ships to be converted … Read Full Description

$A 375

S/N: FPOSAC-036-SHIPS–183463
(C067)
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

The Discovery. Convict Ship (lying at Dentford). The Vessel which accompanied Capt. Cook on his last voyage.

Date:

C1829

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original etching

Image Size: 

205mm 
x 165mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Discovery. Convict Ship (lying at Dentford). The Vessel which accompanied Capt. Cook on his last voyage. - Antique Print from 1829

Genuine antique
dated:

1829

Description:

The ship depicted is the second ship to be named Discovery, it was a 10-gun sloop, while Cook’s ship was a collier and never used as a prison hulk.

In 1776 an act was passed to permit decommissioned ships to be converted to house prisoners. The ships were rendered inoperable or unseaworthy in some way. In 1798 the hulks held more than 1400 out of about 1900 people waiting for transportation to Australia. The title incorrectly states that this was Cook’s ship on his 3rd and final voyage, the ship depicted is the second ship named Discovery, a 10-gun sloop, while Cook’s ship was a collier and never used as a prison hulk. The reason for this confusion is that there were two ships named HMS Discovery, the first was the collier used by Cook on his third and final voyage launched in 1774, commissioned in 1776 and finally broken up at Chatham Dockyard in October 1797. The second Discovery was named after Cook’s ship, launched at Rotherhithe in 1789 and used by George Vancouver for his exploration of the west coast of north America in 1791-1795. She was then decommissioned and used as a convict hulk between 1820-1834, and then scrapped.

A fine etching by Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) from Fifty Plates of Shipping and Craft  which he drew and etched all the images.

Artist:

Edward William Cooke (1811-1880)

Marine and landscape artist born in Pentonville, London, the son of well-known line engraver George Cooke. From an early age he demonstrated his skills in drawing and at the age of eighteen published his series, Shipping and Craft. He was surrounded by famous artist such as Clarkson Stanfield David Roberts.

Cooke began painting in oils in 1833 and took formal lessons from James Stark in 1834, and first exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institution in 1835.He travelled often throughout his life, to Holland studying the great Dutch marine artists.

He was also a Fellow of the Linnean Society, Fellow of the Geological Society and Fellow of the Zoological Society, and of the Society of Antiquaries. His geological interests in particular led to his election as Fellow of the Royal Society in 1863 and he became a Royal Academician the following year.

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

Search

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.