2 of 15 portraits of James Cook
by John Webber
oil on canvas, feigned oval, November 1776
17 3/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (440 mm x 354 mm) overall
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Artistback to top
- John Webber (1751-1793), Landscape painter and draughtsman on Cook's third voyage. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
This portrait was painted by the official artist to Cook's last voyage, John Webber, who was primarily a topographical painter and shows Cook in his uniform as a naval captain.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Audio Guide
- Hart-Davis, Adam, Chain Reactions, 2000, p. 139
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 114
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 142