James Cook

1 portrait on display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery

James Cook, by John Webber, November 1776 - NPG 26 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

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)
Purchased, 1858
Primary Collection
NPG 26


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  • James Cook (1728-1779), Circumnavigator. Sitter associated with 15 portraits.

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  • John Webber (1751-1793), Landscape painter and draughtsman on Cook's third voyage. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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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.

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