Voy­ages of dis­cov­ery for Cap­tain Cook

Ru­ral life cap­tured

Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine - - Objects Of Desire -

A SEC­OND edi­tion copy of Thomas Dun­ham Whi­taker’s The His­tory and An­tiq­ui­ties of Craven in the County of York, with 75 en­graved plates, was among an­tique tomes in­clud­ing sim­i­larly ti­tled works re­lat­ing to the “Par­ish of Sh­effield” and the “Dean­ery of Don­caster” which re­alised £750 at Bon­hams in Ox­ford. The of­fi­cial ac­count of York­shire nav­i­ga­tor Cap­tain James Cook’s sec­ond voy­age, in­clud­ing the first recorded cross­ing of the Antarc­tic Cir­cle and the dis­cov­er­ies of Easter Is­land, New He­brides and New Cale­do­nia, writ­ten with the aid of John Dou­glas, made £562 at the same sale. YORK­SHIRE artist Owen Bowen’s evoca­tive ru­ral scene, The Pic­nic, a coun­try lane with a shep­herd and sheep, fetched £3,081 at Ten­nants of Ley­burn.

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RU­RAL SCENE: This paint­ing by Owen Bowen went for £3,081.

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