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'Resolution' and 'Discovery' off the coast of Tahiti

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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
User collections Captain Cook's Third Voyage by NMMCollections
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleArtist: Atkins, Samuel
EventsExploration: Cook's Third Voyage, 1776

Object details:

Object ID PAG9712
Description Probably a later commission as Atkins was not present on Captain Cook's third voyage (1776-80), and works by the artist are not known before 1787. While Atkins was at sea between 1796 and 1804, he visited the east, perhaps on board the East Indiaman 'Poushorn', of which he exhibited a watercolour showing her passing the Bocca Tigris in 1804. The drawing is signed by artist.
Date made probably circa 1800

Artist/Maker Atkins, Samuel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials Pen & ink, black & watercolour
Measurements Sheet: 345 x 468 mm; Mount: 480 mm x 633 mm
  • 'Resolution' and 'Discovery' off the coast of Tahiti (PAG9712)
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