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James Cook

7 of 15 portraits of James Cook

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

© National Portrait Gallery, London

James Cook

by John Keyse Sherwin, after Nathaniel Dance
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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Sitterback to top

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

Artistsback to top

  • Nathaniel Dance (1735-1811), Painter. Artist associated with 63 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • John Keyse Sherwin (1751-1790), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist associated with 50 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

This portraitback to top

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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