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The Death of Captain James Cook, 14 February 1779 (Painting)
|Collection||Fine art, Oil paintings, Maritime Art Greenwich|
|Exhibitions||Art for the Nation, Greenwich Hospital Collection, The Art and Science of Exploration, 1768-80|
|User collections|| Death of Captain Cook by NMMCollections |
|Gallery location||Pacific Encounters Gallery (Floor plans)|
|People||Depiction: Cook, James|
Provenance: Bennett, J. K.
|Events||Exploration: Cook's Third Voyage, 1776, Death of Captain James Cook, 1779|
|Description||An unfinished painting showing the death of Captain James Cook, at Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, on 14 February 1779 at the hands of an incensed crowd, during his third Pacific voyage in the ships 'Resolution' and 'Discovery', 1776-80. There is a more detailed description of this painting contained within the 'Notebook' field within the 'Notes' icon.|
|Date made||circa 1798|
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection|
|Measurements||Painting: 1385 mm x 1845 mm; Frame: 1590 mm x 2055 mm x 117 mm; Overall weight: 84.4 kg|
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