© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London | Licence: CC BY-NC-ND
© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London | Licence: CC BY-NC-ND

'Schumagin Isles, near Turnagain [River, N.W. coast of America]]'

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Inscribed (probably by the artist) as title in the lower margin; also signed by the artist and dated, 'W Ellis fect 1777' though the year may be a mistake since the visit to the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet was 25 May to 6 June 1778. The other ink inscriptions appear to be comparatively more recent, as for example also on PAH0146: in upper margin 'Friday 19th of June 1778 - see Ellis's Voyages Vol 1 p 278' and below the original short title in lower margin 'Schumagins Isles, near Turnagain River, on the N. W. coast of America. See the chart in Ellis's Voyage.' The view was taken on Cook's third voyage (1776-80), presumably from 'Discovery' by the ship's artistic surgeon's mate and is one of ten by him in the collection (PAH0144-PAH0153).
Credit Line: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Presented by Captain A. W. F. Fuller through The Art Fund
Medium: watercolour with graphite

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Shumagin Islands, Alaska, USA

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