Webber was official artist on Cook's Third Voyage of discovery.
Group of drawings of Kamchatkan natives by John Webber, 1779
© Captain Cook Memorial Museum
- Pencil, crayon & chalk & sepia wash on paper
- From 29 x 20 cm to 35 x 25 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £50,000 ( Total: £241,971)
- Acquired in:
- Hordern House
These 6 drawings are the first representation by a European artist of Kamchatka and its peoples. They show a humanity and sympathy with their subjects while at the same time providing a unique ethnographic 'field study' of early contacts.
Francis Edwards, 1932; Francis Farquhar (1887-1974); bequeathed to his wife (who died in 2000); R David Parsons; Hordern House, Sydney.