Christopher T. Blossom, Fellow
"His Majesty’s Sloop Discovery and the Armed Tender Chatham approaching Cape Flattery, April 16, 1792"
22" x 34" - Oil on Linen
Vancouver’s voyage in 1791 was a continuation of the exploration and mapping expeditions of James Cook, in furtherance of Great Britain’s territorial claims in the Pacific Northwest. After almost three years surveying, Vancouver departed the coast having charted the North American west coast from present day Oregon to Alaska, countered Spanish influence in the Pacific, and disproving the Northwest Passage theory.