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Historically significant Mangaia painting ‘could so easily have been lost’

Friday 28 February 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Art

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The government is to investigate buying a previously-unknown watercolour of Mangaia, painted by the surgeon’s mate on Captain Cook’s third voyage, which until now has lain in a box in a home in England.

The government is to investigate buying a previously-unknown watercolour of Mangaia, painted by the surgeon’s mate on Captain Cook’s third voyage, which until now has lain in a box in a home in England.


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