James Cook

1 portrait

James Cook, by John Keyse Sherwin, after  Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt, published 1 August 1784 - NPG D2201 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

James Cook

by John Keyse Sherwin, after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
line engraving, published 1 August 1784
11 5/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (295 mm x 240 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D2201


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

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The original portrait, from which this print is taken, was commissioned by the explorer and botanist Sir Joseph Banks and was praised as an excellent likeness.

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  • NPG D14061: James Cook (impression from same plate as)
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