Intermingled with paintings and maps are the impressive illustrations of the voyage artist, Sydney Parkinson, as well as the primitive but nevertheless interesting watercolours relating incidents on the trip painted by the ship's dapper botanist, Joseph Banks
Omai, Joseph Banks
and Dr Daniel Solander may have been acquired from the artist by the Vaughan family of Nannau, near Dolgellau, to whom it belonged in the 1830s, and it was shown at the National Museum in 1948.
Soon everything will be joined by William Parry's famous portrait of the South Sea islander Omai with Cook's travelling companions, the botanists Sir Joseph Banks
and Dr Daniel Solander.
The Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby raised half the pounds 950,000 needed to buy William Parry's famous portrait of Omai, Sir Joseph Banks
and Dr Daniel Solander, three travelling companions of Captain James Cook.
The protagonists of Klancher's account of the rise and fall of these ambitious institutions are figures usually given supporting roles in histories of Romantic literature and culture: Joseph Banks
, Count Rumford, Thomas Dibdin, Humphry Davy, and Charles Lyell.
When Joseph Banks
documented and sketched Maori people during his 18th century voyages with Captain James Cook, he described a population that was robust and healthy.
Wiremu Puke carved a replica carving in totara wood of a wooden panel collected by Joseph Banks
, botanist of Captain James Cook's first visit to New Zealand in 1769.
Discussing shell-collecting as such could have been approached through Sir Hans Sloane or Sir Joseph Banks
(whose collection is intact in the Natural History Museum), but that would have removed the opportunity to recreate the Duchess's circle, so beguiling in its sociability, energy and intellectual acuity.
The sea cave, formed from basalt columns resulting from contracting and fracturing lava flow, was rediscovered in 1772 by a naturalist, Sir Joseph Banks
The first botanist to make a systematic study of Indian plants, Roxburgh described over 2,000 new ones, sending drawings of them to London for Sir Joseph Banks
, the pioneering botanist and patron of the natural sciences who accompanied Captain James Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1768-71).
A portrait of the Kongourou from New Holland and a companion painting, A Portrait of a large Dog from New Holland, were painted by Stubbs in 1772 as a commission from naturalist and botanist Sir Joseph Banks
, who played a vital role in the colonisation of Australia.
Conversations have been constructed, as we cannot know exactly what Captain Cook said to Joseph Banks
for example, but Kirsty Murray puts words into the main players' mouths to make them more accessible and human to young readers.