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Captain James King LLD FRS

Date: 1784
Dimensions:
Overall: 1130 x 930 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Art
Object Name: Engraving
Object No: 00000849
Place Manufactured:London

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    Description
    Engraved portrait of Captain James King after a painting by John Webber. Hand coloured stipple engraving published June 4th, 1784. Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi.
    SignificanceJames King was the second lieutenant on RESOLUTION on Cook’s Third Voyage. He had been chosen to assist Cook in taking astronomical observations on the journey. King became captain of the DISCOVERY after the death of Charles Clerke and following Cook's death in 1779 in Hawaii, King helped lead the ships on the remainder of their course back to England.
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