William Hodges was the official artist on Captain Cooks Second Voyage and this small sketch was made during one of the two sweeps towards the South Pole in 1772-73.
The Resolution in a Stream of Pack-Ice by William Hodges, 17721773
© Captain Cook Memorial Museum
- Wash and watercolour on laid paper
- 21.8 x 21.6 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £14,875 ( Total: £80,275)
- Acquired in:
It depicts the Resolution under sail in a choppy sea under overcast skies with streams of pack ice floating past. There is a similar sketch in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.
Unknown; Christie's, 2006.