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

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.


Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Walker's House, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA
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10 Feb – 31 Mar

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1 Apr – 1 Nov

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