Memorial: M1675

Memorial at Brocklesby Park, Lincolnshire commemorating Captain James Cook RN d. 1779


Brocklesby Park, Brocklesby, Lincolnshire, England


Description: Serpentine fluted sarcophagus in relief with pediment and acroteria. The whole rests on devices of dolphin heads and spheres. Further dolphins and a shell within the tympanum. Tomb chest ornamented with Corinthian quarter columns and has classical faces to the upper corners in addition to a frieze of sea monsters (hippocampi) and a relief of the Three Graces.
Type: Cenotaph
Materials: Portland stone
Artists: Richard Hayward


Cook, James
Date of Death: 1779
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Bibliography: John Lord 'Richard Hayward: An early and some later commissions','Church Monuments: Journal of the Church Monuments Society' vol. xii, pp.74-75, (London, 1997).

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