Captain Cook's Second Voyage 1772 - 1775

A series of marine paintings by Robin Brooks

'Lost in the Clouds', by Robin Brooks

Lost in the Clouds

Oil on canvas
16" x 22" (40.5 cm x 56 cm)

The Resolution noses her way wearily along the north coast of South Georgia, 1775. It was on Tuesday January 17th 1775 that Captain James Cook landed on the island, that he was later to call South Georgia.

Private Collection.

He wrote:

"wild rocks, raised there lofty summits till they were lost in the clouds and the valleys lay buried in everlasting snow. Not a tree or shrub was to be seen, not even big enough to make a tooth pick. I landed in three different places, displayed our colours and took possession of the country in his majesty's name, under a discharge of small arms."

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