Landing of Captain Cook at Middleburg, Friendly Islands
Oil painting. The painting portrays the initial establishment of a contact between peoples of different cultures; the British Navy and the inhabitants of Middleburg in the Friendly Islands. Captain Cook is being taken ashore while his ship moors off the coast. An inhabitant of the islands is holding aloft a branch to symbolise peaceful intent to the crew. The inhabitants are depicted as curious and welcoming. The painting powerfully symbolises the moment from which an exchange of cultures may take place.
|Display location:||Not on display|
|Creator:||Hodges, after William|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Presented by Captain A. W. F. Fuller through The Art Fund|
|Measurements:||Frame: 572 mm x 700 mm x 54 mm;Painting: 452 x 598 mm;Overall: 3.6 kg;|
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