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Image number: RS.13412
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of James Cook

Date

ca. 18th century

Sitter

James Cook (1728-1779, British), Naval officer

Creator

Unknown, Printmaker

After

Nathaniel Dance-Holland (1735-1811, British), Artist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 130mm
width (print): 105mm
height (paper support): 220mm
width (paper support): 153mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of James Cook in Royal Naval uniform, he is facing slightly to the viewer’s right.

Inscribed ‘CAPTAIN COOK’ on separate paper and pasted below, and pencilled 1776’ on paper support.

James Cook (1728-1779) was a British circumnavigator; he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1776.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.11.

Associated place

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