Unalaska Island, Alaska, USA
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Inscribed in lower margin, as title, and in the top of the drawing 'Monday a.m. at 8', both apparently by the artist though the drawing is not signed. The upper line has had '26th April 1779' added in pensil which, if by Ellis and accurate, suggests it was made on the first visit of Cook's ships to Avacha Bay, Kamchatka, although Joppien and Smith's catalogue of the art of Cook's voyages (vol. III, p. 555, ) dates arrival to the 29th and does not apparently include this drawing at all. 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