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James Cook

6 of 12 portraits on display on Floor 2: Turning Heads at Beningbrough Hall

James Cook, by Lucien Le Vieux, 1790 - NPG 984 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

James Cook

by Lucien Le Vieux
marble bust, 1790
23 in. (584 mm) high
Purchased, 1895
Primary Collection
NPG 984

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

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This antique-style marble bust is less a portrait than an idealisation that celebrates Cook's heroism.

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