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Mid-18th Century


Original rendering of Captain Cook's coat of arms, passed down through the Cook-Fleck-Rimer family, together with an archive of four family photos, mostly of the Rimer family and their life in South Africa, a sale catalogue of the Rimer Collection of Antiques, a club listing, and other biographical and provenance information, most with Sotheby's sale markers.
Oil on cardstock, 11.5" x 9". Framed 19.75" x 17.25".
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  • Provenance: Captain James Cook (1728-1779). Mrs. James (Margaret Cook) Fleck (1742-1804), his sister. Thence by descent to James Cook Rimer (1848-1928), a great-great- grandson. Frederick Rimer (d. 1980). Richard Anthony Cook Rimer (1938-1995). Sotheby's, London, Sale L03625, November 2003, Lot #211. The Kelton Collection of Marine Art & Artifacts.

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