This is a rare portrait of an aged survivor of James Cook's first great voyage of scientific discovery.
A Study from Nature, of an Old Man who sailed with Captain Cook on his First Voyage by William Henry Hunt, c. 1828
© Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
- 42.7 x 39 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £9,000 ( Total: £12,000)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
Images of crew members tend to be of commissioned officers or those who went onto prominent careers in the navy. Although the subject is unknown, he seems to be a retired mariner in an ecclesiastical-type setting. He is possibly one of only 3 surviving crew members at the time it was painted.
W Prior, 1828; private collection, UK; Michael Pybus Gallery, Whitby
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