William Hodges' Paintings

William Hodges was an artist who accompanied Captain Cook on his second voyage (1772'5) to record the sights and scenes of the places they explored. On his return he supervised the engraving of plates from his work as illustrations for Cook's official account, A voyage towards the south pole, and round the world: performed in his majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure in the years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775, 2 vols. (1779).

Captain Cook and the Friendly Islands A Cascade in the Tuaruru Valley, Tahiti
HMS 'Resolution' and 'Adventure'
Cape Stephens, New Zealand Landing at Erramanga
Landing at Mallicolo
Oaitepeha Bay, Tahiti Omai, a Polynesian
Otaheite and the Society Islands
Owharre Harbour, Huahine Pickersgill Harbour, Dusky Bay
Tahiti Bearing South East Tahiti from Point Venus
The Landing at Tanna
View in Dusky Bay View of Oaitepeha Bay
View of Part of Owharra
View of Part of the Island of Ulietea View of Point Venus and Matavi Bay
View of 'Resolution'
View of the Islands of New Caledonia View of the Islands of Otaha and Bola Bola
View of the Monuments on Easter Island
War Boats of Otaheite Waterfall in Dusky Bay
Waterfall in Tahiti


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