Group of drawings of Kamchatkan natives by John Webber

Webber was official artist on Cook's Third Voyage of discovery.

Details

Medium:
Pencil, crayon & chalk & sepia wash on paper
Dimensions:
From 29 x 20 cm to 35 x 25 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £241,971)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Francis Edwards, 1932; Francis Farquhar (1887-1974); bequeathed to his wife (who died in 2000); R David Parsons; Hordern House, Sydney.

Venue details

Captain Cook Memorial Museum Walker's House, Grape Lane, WHITBY North Yorkshire YO22 4BA 01947 601 900 www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.80)

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