William Hodges was the official artist on Captain Cook’s Second Voyage and this small sketch was made during one of the two sweeps towards the South Pole in 1772-73.

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.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Walker's House, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA
01947 601 900

Opening times

Open Daily. Last Admission 30 minutes before closing.

9th February - 29th March

11:00 - 15:00

30th March - 3rd November

9:45 - 17:00

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