William Hodges

1744-1797 England/Rococo

 

Brief Biography-William Hodges was born in London in 1744. He trained and worked in the atelier of Richard Wilson in Covent Garden, who forever influenced his landscapes. His most famous works were from his voyages of the Pacific with Captain Cook as a draughtsman. In 1779, he went to India for six years and afterwards visited Russia. On his return, he exhibited at the Royal Academy and was elected Academician in 1778. His career was abruptly brought to an end in 1794 when the Duke of York dismissed his work. He entered into a banking venture which failed, and he died a few years later.

 

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James Cook

James Cook

A Cascade in Tuauru

A Cascade in the Tuauru Valley

Cape Good Hope

Cape Good Hope

War Boats of Tahiti

War Boats of Tahiti

Tahiti Revisited

Tahiti Revisited

Stephens Waterspout

Cape Stephens Waterspout in Cook's Straits

Crater in the Pacific

Crater in the Pacific Ocean

Dusky Bay

Dusky Bay

Tana

Tana

Waterfall Tahiti

Waterfall Tahiti

Easter Island

Easter Island

A View of Firozabad

A View of Firozabad

View in Atooi

An Inland View in Atooi One of the Sandwich Islands

Resolution

Resolution and Adventure in Matavai Bay

Tahiti

Tahiti

Dodo and Parakeet

Dodo and Red Parakeet

From Point Venus

View from Point Venus Island of Otaheite