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John Webber (1751 - 1793)

Captain Cook’s ship Resolution in Nootka Sound


Museum number: P435

Curatorial note

Webber was the official artist on Captain James Cook's third voyage to the Pacific of 1776-80. Their vessel, the Resolution reached Nootka Sound on the west coast of New Albion (now Vancouver Island) on 29 March 1778, and remained until 26 April.

Webber's 1776 portrait of Cook is in the National Portrait Gallery. His own South Seas ethnographic collection is today in the Historisches Museum, Bern, Switzerland.

Exhibition history

John Webber 1751-1793: Landschaftsmaler und Südseefahrer mit Captain Cook, Kunstmuseum Bern, 26 March - 27 May 1996; Captain Cook's Painter: John Webber 1751- 1793, Pacific Voyager and Landscape Artist, The Whitworth, Manchester, 4 July - 15 September 1996

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