Lot 38 of 305:
Engraving of James Cook 1784  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$480
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Captain James Cook

Author:
Sherwin, John Keyse, engraver

Place:
London

Publisher:
J.K. Sherwin & R. Wilkinson

Date:
Aug. 1st 1784

Description:
Copper engraving. 28x23.5 cm. (11x9¼") plus margins. Second state. From the portrait by Nathaniel Dance (1735-1811). The original portrait was commissioned by the explorer Sir Joseph Banks and was praised as an excellent likeness. Kivell and Spence, Portraits of the Famous and Infamous, note (p.73) "there are two states of this plate: one dated 1779, the other Aug 1 1784 with alteration to title" [they don’t specify what alteration]. Provenance: John M. McClelland, Jr.

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Condition:
Glued at corners to a mat (this was done in 1964, according to note); image fine or nearly so, a sharp impression.


 
Item number:
213620
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