5 of 15 portraits of James Cook
by James Basire, published by William Strahan, and published by Thomas Cadell the Elder, after William Hodges
line engraving, published 1 February 1777
12 1/2 in. x 9 3/4 in. (316 mm x 248 mm) plate size; 13 1/2 in. x 10 3/4 in. (342 mm x 272 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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Artistsback to top
- James Basire (1730-1802), Engraver. Artist associated with 85 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Thomas Cadell the Elder (1742-1802), Publisher and bookseller. Artist associated with 20 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- William Hodges (1744-1797), Painter. Artist associated with 5 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- William Strahan (1715-1785), Printer and publisher. Artist associated with 3 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (New Street, Shoe Lane, London; Strand, London)
Events of 1777back to top
Current affairsTrent and Mersey Canal is completed under the supervision of engineer James Brindley.
Philanthropist and reformer John Howard publishes his study The State of the Prisons in England and Wales.
Art and scienceArtist James Barry begins his monumental series of paintings The Progress of Human Culture for the Great Room of the Society of Arts in London. He completes it in 1783.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan's second play, The School for Scandal, is an immediate success in London's Drury Lane Theatre.
Entrepreneur William Bass establishes the Bass Brewery at Burton upon Trent.