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  • Title
    [Captain James Cook - watercolour on ivory miniature in circular frame]
  • Call number
    MIN 85
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1780-1784
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 1 watercolour on ivory miniature encased in circular shaped wooden frame with glass front. The ivory has been mounted onto card and the reverse of the frame is exposed without a fixed backing. The frame has carved circular ridges. - 7.3 x 7.4 cm. (drawing) - Max Diam. 9.7 (frame)
  • Scope and Content
    In this portrait, James Cook wears a captain's full-dress uniform, a grey wig (or his own hair is powdered), and is seated to the left, facing the right.
  • Access Conditions

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  • General note

    The drawing is similar to a Cook portrait by Nathaniel Dance-Holland (1735-1811), held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.
    This miniature was one of five of Captain Cook bequeathed by D.S. Mitchell in 1907. -- Reference: The Public Library of New South Wales : annual report of the Trustees for the year ended 31st December 1908. Sydney : Public Library of New South Wales. Trustees, 1909.
    Digital order no:a128550
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