Memorial: M5558

Statue in Sefton Park, Liverpool of Captain James Cook RN d. 1779

Location

Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool, England

Transcript

[Front of cornice]'JAMES COOK BORN IN CLEVELAND YORKSHIRE FEBY. 1728 / KILLED BY SOUTH SEA ISLANDERS FEBY, 1779 / THE EXPLORER OF AUSTRALASIA' [front of dado] 'CONSTANTLY AT SEA FROM HIS / YOUTH HE PASSED THROUGH ALL THE / STATIONS BELONGING TO A SEAMAN / FROM AN APPRENTICE BOY IN THE / COAL TRADE TO A POST CAPTAIN IN / THE BRITISH NAVY'

Details

Description: Full-length in uniform and hat, holding a telescope in his left hand. A capstan on which rests a chart is placed behind the figure.
Type: Statue
Materials: Bronze
Date Erected: 1896
Artists: Leon-Joseph Chavalliaud (the younger), E. Gruet

People

Cook, James
Age: 51
Date of Death: 14/2/1779
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: Terry Cavanagh 'Public Sculpture of Liverpool'(Liverpool, 1997 p. 201.

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