ARTstor adds Cook Voyage illustrations and more Lichtenstein

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Images from the Natural History Museum of London added to ARTstor

ARTstor has collaborated with the Natural History Museum, London to share 1,647 images of botanical and zoological illustrations associated with Captain James Cook’s expeditions to the South Pacific from 1768 – 1779. With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the museum has digitized watercolors and drawings and made them available for scholarship and education in the ARTstor Digital Library.

James Cook (1728 – 1779) commanded three epic voyages of exploration, charting the largely unexplored Pacific Ocean and twice circumnavigating the globe. Cook’s expeditions contributed significantly to contemporary geographic, oceanographic, and astronomic knowledge.

ARTstor previously released approximately 960 images of plant and animal specimens collected by naturalists Joseph Banks (1743 – 1820) and Daniel Solander (1733 – 1782) during Cook’s first expedition aboard the HMS Endeavour (1768 – 1771). The current release includes more than 680 images associated with Cook’s second (1772 – 1775) and third (1776 – 1779) voyages. Executed by resident artists Johann Georg Adam Forster (1754 – 1794) and William Wade Ellis (c. 1756 – 1785), these drawings and watercolors depict animals and plants collected throughout both journeys.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas (Natural History Museum, London) collection page.

Additional images of works by Roy Lichtenstein

ARTstor has made available an additional 395 images of Lichtenstein’s works in the ARTstor Digital Library.  This third release from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate to ARTstor includes high-quality images of Lichtenstein’s paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture from the 1970s along with the associated cataloging records, bringing the total number of images in the Roy Lichtenstein collection to 1,172 images.

To view the Roy Lichtenstein collection, go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click on “Roy Lichtenstein.” Or search the keywords: lichtenstein estate.

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