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The Death of Captain James Cook, 14 February 1779 (Painting)

BHC0424
Fine art

Object details:

Object ID BHC0424
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

Artist/Maker Zoffany, Johann
Zoffany, Johann
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
Materials oil; canvas
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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  • The Death of Captain James Cook, 14 February 1779 (Painting) (BHC0424)
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