The group portrait depicts Joseph Banks (1743-1820) and Dr Daniel Solander (1736-1782), who travelled together as naturalists on Captain Cook's first voyage to the South Pacific in 1768.
Portrait of Omai, Sir Joseph Banks and Dr Daniel Solander by William Parry, c. 17751776
© National Portrait Gallery
- Oil on canvas Dimensions: 152.5 x 152.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £155,000 ( Total: £950,000; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd
They are accompanied by the Tahitian Omai (circa 1753-circa 1776) who was their charge after his arrival in England in 1774. Joint acquisition by the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum Wales.
Sir Robert Williams Vaughan; by descent to Brigadier CH Vaughan; Christie's, 1965; Gooden and Fox: Mrs PA Tritton; by descent to present owner.