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

'View of the harbour of Sangvonoodha, in the island Unalashka, N W coast of America - Monday 29 June 1778, at anchor S. W'

1778

William Wade Ellis

From the collection

Title

'View of the harbour of Sangvonoodha, in the island Unalashka, N W coast of America - Monday 29 June 1778, at anchor S. W'

Date

1778

Description

Inscribed in the lower margin, as title (though possibly not by Ellis); signed by the artist and dated, l.r below the image 'W. Ellis fect: 1778'. Unalaska is one of the chain of Aleutian Islands stretching west from southern Alaska. Cook's ships 'Resolution' and 'Discovery' called at Samgoonoodha (English Harbour) between 28 June and 2 July 1778 during his third Pacific voyage (1776-80), before passing round Unalaska to the east to head north through the Bering Strait. This view was taken, presumably from 'Discovery' by the ship's artistic surgeon's mate and is one of ten by him in the collection (PAH0144-PAH0153). The rather simplifiedship at left is also presumably 'Resolution'.
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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Location

Unalaska Island, Alaska, USA

Country

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Location Accuracy

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Credits

Image Credit

© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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