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James Cook

5 of 15 portraits of James Cook

James Cook, by James Basire, published by  William Strahan, and published by  Thomas Cadell the Elder, after  William Hodges, published 1 February 1777 - NPG D20302 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

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
Reference Collection
NPG D20302


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Sitterback to top

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

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.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D33013: James Cook (impression from same plate as)