Lifesize bronze statue of Captain James Cook, near the old Admiralty building in The Mall, London, close to Admiralty Arch. It stands on a lofty pedestal.
Cook is stood in front on a capstan with his foot on a coil of rope.
Sir Thomas Brock was the sculptor of this statue, he also sculpted the Queen Victoria Memorial in the Mall.
Unveiled 7th July 1914 (see Inscription).
Captain James Cook/R.N. F.R.S./Born 1728 Died 1779/Circumnavigator of the globe explorer of/the Pacific Ocean he laid the foundations of/the British empire in Australia and New Zealand/charted the shores of New Foundland and traversed/the ocean gates of Canada both East and West//Unveiled by H.R.H. Prince Arthur of Connaught/on behalf of the British Empire League 7th July 1914”
OS Grid Reference: TQ 299 803
Cook's Log, page 167, vol. 5, no. 4 (1982)
Cook's Log, page 43, vol. 38, no. 1 (2015)
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