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Reference numberV/003
LevelItem
TitleCook, James
ArtistHeath
DescriptionDecorative oval miniature of Captain Cook after the portrait by Heath, head and shoulders full face.
Typed sheet glued to back of the portrait states;

'Miniature of Captain Cook, FRS. Bought 1893 of G.Ellis, 8, Bolton Road, St. John's Wood (together with Cook's Third and Last Voyage, 8vo) for £1.15.0d

It appears to be a copy from the original picture (by Heath) in the possession (sometime) of Sir Joseph Banks, his friend (see engraving in Kipper's Life of Cook)

Ellis bought the miniature in 1886 at Lord Brabourne's sale of many of the effects of Sir Joseph Banks'. (Sir Edward Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne's father, was the executor of Sir Joseph Banks). '
Initialled 'T.E.J.' in black ink.
FormatVertu
Dimensions7cm
NotesCopy of the original painting by Heath
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceG. Ellis bought the miniature in 1886 at Lord Brabourne's sale of many of the effects of Sir Joseph Banks. Sir Edward Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne's father, was the executor of Sir Joseph Banks.
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CodeNameDates
NA8183Cook; James (1728 - 1779)1728 - 1779
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