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First Winter in the Ice at Beachey Island, Sir John Franklin's Last Expedition - ROM2006_7747_1

ROM2006_7747_1

First Winter in the Ice at Beachey Island, Sir John Franklin's Last Expedition

Maker: Unknown artist
Medium:Watercolour, gouache, pen and ink on paper
Geography: view of Beechey Island, Nunavut, Canada
Date: 1857-1859
Dimensions:
12.7 × 17.6 cm
Object number: 955.141.1
Credit Line: Gift of the Sigmund Samuel Endowment Fund
Not on view
DescriptionTraces of the 1845-1846 winter quarters of the lost Franklin expedition were found at Beechey Island in August 1851. This watercolour and 955.141.2 and 955.141.3 were painted by the same artist after the final evidence of the fate of the Franklin expedition was discovered by the M'Clintock expedition of 1857-1859 and published by Sir Francis Leopold M'Clintock, London 1860.
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