The Mall (SW1)
Marton, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire 1728 - Hawaï 1779
British explorer, navigator and cartographer, famous because of his three voyages to the Pacific Ocean
Bronze statue of Cook standing in front of a capstan with a map and a telescope in his hands, placed on a stone pedestal with ships' prows protruding at the sides.
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK
born 1728 died 1779
circumnavigator of the globe. explorer of
the pacific ocean. he laid the foundations of
the british empire in australia and new zealand.
charted the shores of newfoundland and traversed
the ocean gates of canada both east and west.
unveiled by h.r.h. prince arthur of connaught
on behalf of the british empire league 7th july 1914
sir t. brock r.a. | sculpr 1914
Unveiled 7 July 1914 by the Duke of Connaught. The idea for the memorial was first proposed by Sir Joseph Carruthers, former Prime Minister of New South Wales, who wrote in 1908 to The Times complaining of the lack of a statue to Captain Cook in London.
- Sir Thomas Brock KCB RA (1847-1922),
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in the City of Westminster.
- Bob Speel, London sculpture.
- John Blackwood, London's Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues (London: Savoy, 1989), p. 300-301.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 88-89.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 119-120.
Location (N 51°30'22" - W 0°7'45")
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Item Code: gblo175; Photograph: 22 October 2015
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