Cook's Cottage, Fitzroy Gardens
Marc Clark was born in London in 1923 and came to Australia in 1962. For the decade to 1973 he was the drawing and sculpture master at Melbourne's National Gallery Art School, at which time his own practice shifted from figurative painting to sculpture.
In 1973, he was commissioned to create this life-size, bronze statue of Captain James Cook for the opening of the Endeavour Hills housing estate. It was later donated to the City of Melbourne for display near Cook's Cottage, in Fitzroy Gardens. It was installed in July 1997.