© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London | Licence: CC BY-NC-ND
© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London | Licence: CC BY-NC-ND

The most northn. Encampment of sledge party under Captn Markham & Commander Parr detached from HMS Alert & Discovery May 12 1876 Lat.83.20N. Rough sketch from picture by R.B. Beechey, Lynwood, Ellenboro Park, Weston Super Mare

ca.1876

After Richard Brydges Beechey

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The most northn. Encampment of sledge party under Captn Markham & Commander Parr detached from HMS Alert & Discovery May 12 1876 Lat.83.20N. Rough sketch from picture by R.B. Beechey, Lynwood, Ellenboro Park, Weston Super Mare

Date

ca.1876

Description

Medium includes pen and ink. A sketch after a painting by Richard Bridges Beechey, recording the Nares Arctic expedition of 1875-76, which was the last official polar expedition mounted by the Royal Navy. It attempted but failed to reach the North Pole by sea.
Credit Line: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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Arctic Ocean

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