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Drawings relating to Cook’s 3rd Voyage attributed to John Cleveley from sketches made by his brother James, and painted c. 1786

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DGD 27

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YRlZLxgn

Drawings relating to Cook’s 3rd Voyage attributed to John Cleveley from sketches made by his brother James, and painted c. 1786

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Drawings relating to Cook’s 3rd Voyage attributed to John Cleveley from sketches made by his brother James, and painted c. 1786

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Drawings relating to Cook’s 3rd Voyage attributed to John Cleveley from sketches made by his brother James, and painted c. 1786

Date

ca. 1786

Call Numbers

DGD 27

Record Identifier

YRlZLxgn

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Contents

Drawings - 7 watercolours pasted down on card -

watercolours pasted down on card - various sizes, views approx. 31.3 x 46 cm. (smallest) to 44 x 60.3 cm. (largest) on sheets approx. 34.2 x 47.2 cm. (smallest) to 44.6 x 62 cm. (largest)

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Out of copyright : Artist died before 1955

Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales

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Digitised

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Contents

1. The Resolution and Discovery anchored at the Nore, June 15, 1776 (possibly). 39.4 x 57.9 cm. (view) on sheet 40.6 x 58.7 cm.
2. The Resolution anchored in the Down, June 26, 1776 (possibly). 41.2 x 56.5 cm (view) on sheet 41.9 x 58.1 cm.
3. The Resolution and Discovery anchored in Plymouth Sound, June 30, 1776 (possibly). 40.4 x 56.8 cm. (...

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Drawings relating to Cook’s 3rd Voyage attributed to John Cleveley from sketches made by his brother James, and painted c. 1786

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Attributions / Conjectures

It is questionable whether these watercolours attributed to John Cleveley are based on sketches made by his brother James Cleveley (ship’s carpenter on Cook’s third voyage), or were devised by John (a professional artist who never travelled to the Pacific) from other visual sources. The only evidence of James ever producing drawings is the attribution to him published in the prospectus and captions for four aquatint prints after these images, engraved by Jukes and published by T. Martyn, 1787-1788.

References:
James Cleveley, Dictionary of Australian Artists Online (http://www.daao.org.au/main/read/1692)
`The Cleveley problem' in: The art of Captain Cook's voyages / Rudiger Joppien and Bernard Smith. Melbourne : Oxford University Press in association with the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1985-1987. v.3, pp.216-221

For a summary of related images (drawings and engravings relating to Cook’s 3rd Voyage made by James and John C...

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Source

Presented by Sir William Dixson, 1929

Exhibited in

Grands voiliers autour du monde : les voyages scientifiques 1760-1850

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DGD 27

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YRlZLxgn

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457922

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