Captain Cook's Second Voyage 1772 - 1775

A series of marine paintings by Robin Brooks

'First Sentinels of the Frozen South', by Robin Brooks

First Sentinels of the Frozen South

December 10th 1772
Oil on canvas 20" x 40"
(51 cm x 101.5 cm)
In the collection of the late Ray Chandler.

In the night it had been snowing and in the early hours, Cook ordered the Adventure to take the lead. At 6am, they saw their first ice. The wind abating, they loosed all reefs out of the topsails.

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