Our next stop was the Anchorage Museum which has multiple floors with permanent and changing exhibits. Most of our time was spent in the “Arctic Studies Center” and the Captain Cook & John Webber Exhibit.
|Fur and Leather Garmet|
|Gut Water Vessels|
|Drawing of Aluet Man, by Webber|
|Man of Prince William Sound by Webber|
Webber created detailed watercolor landscapes and drawings, basically acting as photographer for Cook’s expedition recording plants, animals, places, and people. He completed a full portrait of Captain James Cook, an oil painting on canvass. In his later years, Webber made regular tours, drawing landscapes in Britain and Europe and continued to do portraits and paint compositions based on his Pacific travels. He died of kidney disease in 1793, leaving a considerable fortune.
|Man of Turnagain River, Prince William Sound|