John R. Christian

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Standing Off the Oregon Coast

Standing Off the Oregon Coast

completed 18th January 2021
HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery on Captain James Cook's 3rd journey
Water colour 20"X16"

After leaving the Hawaiian Islands Captain Cook arrived off the North American coast on March 1st 1778, with the wind from NW the painting is inspired by accounts from Captain Cook's journal describing .."seeing nothing like a harbour and the wind and weather being unsettled l tacked and stretched off SW...each extreme of land seemed to shoot out into a point"

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