22 May 2019

Te Papa buys rare painting of Cook's voyage

From Morning Report, 8:57 am on 22 May 2019

A rare painting of Captain Cook's second voyage to the Pacific has been bought by Te Papa.

The painting by William Hodges entitled 'Waterfall in Dusky Bay with Māori Canoe' has been held in a private collection in England for over 200 years.

It has been purchased for the national art collection for $685,000.

Te Papa curator Rebecca Rice talks about the artwork.