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24 March 2020Picturing the Pacific - Sir Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of James Cook and Matthew Flinders
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Picturing the Pacific - Sir Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of James Cook and Matthew Flinders James Taylor Tuesday 24 March 2020

Please note: this lecture has been cancelled because of the Coronavirus epidemic.

Refunds will be issued in due course.

James Taylor studied at the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester, and is a former curator of paintings, drawings and prints, and co-ordinator of various exhibitions and galleries, at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and is also a lecturer and ships' historian on board cruise ships. His publications include illustrated histories of Marine Painting (1995) and yachting art Yachts on Canvas (1998), The Voyage of the Beagle: Darwin’s extraordinary adventure aboard FitzRoy’s famous survey ship (2008), Careless Talk Costs Lives: Fougasse and the Art of Public Information (2010) and Your Country Needs You: the Secret History of the Propaganda Poster (2013). James completed his PhD at the University of Sussex in 2015 on the voyager artist William Westall (1781-1850) who sailed with Commander Matthew Flinders aboard HMS 'Investigator' (1801-1803) the first ship to circumnavigate Australia. Guided tours of the buildings and artworks of the National Maritime Museum can be arranged for groups.


Joseph Banks was an English naturalist, botanist, and patron of the natural sciences.  200 years after his death, discover the extraordinary voyager art of flora and fauna, people and places, rituals and ceremonies, which he helped to create.  John Buchan, Sydney Parkinson, William Hodges, John Webber, Ferdinand Bauer and William Westall are among the artists whose work we will examine.  We will also learn how the British government, supported by Banks, used their art to promote British interests.


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