Captain Cook's Second Voyage 1772 - 1775

A series of marine paintings by Robin Brooks

'Reluctant Admiration', by Robin Brooks

Reluctant Admiration

14th December 1772
Oil on canvas 20" x 40"
(51 cm x 101.5 cm)

In the morning Captain Cook's Resolution and Adventure were stopped by an immense field of ice. The men could see no end to it in either direction. They bore south-easterly, following along its edge. Many large icebergs were trapped in the pack ice.

Sold at Christies' Maritime Sale, May 1991.

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