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The Thames, or the Triumph of Navigation' (James Cook; Sir Walter Ralegh; Sir Francis Drake; Charles Burney)

10 of 15 portraits of James Cook

The Thames, or the Triumph of Navigation' (James Cook; Sir Walter Ralegh; Sir Francis Drake; Charles Burney), by James Barry, published 1792 (1 May 1791) - NPG D14598 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Thames, or the Triumph of Navigation' (James Cook; Sir Walter Ralegh; Sir Francis Drake; Charles Burney)

by James Barry
etching, published 1792 (1 May 1791)
16 1/2 in. x 20 in. (420 mm x 508 mm) plate size; 19 3/4 in. x 24 3/4 in. (502 mm x 630 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D14598


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Sittersback to top

  • Charles Burney (1726-1814), Musician and historian of music. Sitter in 10 portraits.
  • James Cook (1728-1779), Circumnavigator. Sitter associated with 15 portraits.
  • Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), Admiral and circumnavigator. Sitter associated with 36 portraits.
  • Sir Walter Ralegh (1554-1618), Soldier, sailor, poet and writer. Sitter in 47 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • James Barry (1741-1806), Painter. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.