And yet here was Matthew Cuthbert, at half-past three on the afternoon of a busy day, placidly driving over the hollow and up the hill; moreover, he wore a white collar and his best suit of clothes, which was plain proof that he was going out of Avonlea.
A View of the Cape of Good Hope, painted by William Hodges in 1772 while on board Captain James Cook's ship 'Resolution'
William Hodges was appointed by the Admiralty to record the places discovered on Captain James Cook's second voyage, undertaken in the 'Resolution' and 'Adventure', 1772-75. Cook arrived in Cape Town on 29 October 1772 and remained until 23 November to take on bread, wine and other provisions and overhaul and caulk the ships. He wrote: 'Mr Hodges employed himself here in drawing a view of the Cape Town and parts adjacent in oil colours'. – Maritime Art Collection, Royal Museums Greenwich.