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[Loutherbourg, Philippe Jacques de] 1740-1812 :[The Apotheosis of Captain Cook from a design of P. J. de Loutherbourg, R. A. The view of Karakakooa Bay is from a drawing by John Webber R. A. (the last he made) in the collection of Mr G. Baker. London.

Reference Number: B-085-007

An allegorical elevation of the deceased Captain James Cook. Cook is floating above the scene of his death, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, his sextant in his right hand. On his right is Britannia and on his left the winged figure of Fame with a trumpet. Fame is crowning Cook with a laurel wreath. Below are the cliffs of Kealakekua Bay with smoke from the guns of the seamen in small boats offshore, while a fighting group is just visible onshore to the left. The Resolution and Discovery (Cook's ships on his third voyage) are standing offshore to the right.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Engravings, Portraits and Ship portraits, related to Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, Wouvermann, Pantomime, 1785 or a trip round the world Omai, James Cook, John Webber, Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, Britannia (Symbolic figure), Fame (Symbolic figure), J Thane (Firm), Resolution HMS (Ship. fl 1771-1778), Discovery HMS (Ship. 1775-1781), Kealakekua Bay, Fighting - Hawaiian Islands, Heroes, Apotheosis, Trumpets, Sextants, Symbolism in art and Cook, James, 1728-1779 - Death and burial.

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[Loutherbourg, Philippe Jacques de] 1740-1812 :[The Apotheosis of Captain Cook from a design of P. J. de Loutherbourg, R. A. The view of Karakakooa Bay is from a drawing by John Webber R. A. (the last he made) in the collection of Mr G. Baker. London., Reference Number B-085-007 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Engraving 265 x 219 mm (plate-mark) on sheet 445 x 294 mm (irregular). Vertical imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-001476)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: Apotheosis of Cook Wouvermann ?fecit [last word illegible; the whole inscription is in pencil in the hand of Alexander Turnbull over faint sepia ink]. 10/- [i.e. ten shillings, the price of this print]

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