Captain James Cook (proof copy). Cosmo ARMSTRONG, after Nathaniel DANCE, engraver.

Captain James Cook (proof copy).

London: for the Proprietor, 1821.

Engraving, printed upon india paper sheet measuring 180 x 130mm., laid upon larger sheet;.

Proof version of a Captain Cook portrait plate

Proof version on india paper, marked "proof" to lower left-hand corner.

Proof version on india paper, marked "proof" to lower left-hand corner.
This portrait is based on the oil painting by Nathaniel Dance now in the Greenwich Hospital Collection in the National Maritime Museum. The portrait was commissioned by Joseph Banks, and Cook sat for Dance in 1776, before sailing on his third voyage. Dance, is remembered as a pre-eminent British portrait artist and a founding member of the Royal Academy.

Beddie, 3244.

Price (AUD): $650.00  other currencies     Ref: #3007744

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