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The Resolution Beating through the Ice, with the Discovery in the most eminent Danger in the Distance

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Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "John Webber"
Medium: Graphite, squared for transfer on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Credit: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Collective Title: Views in the South Seas 1776-1780
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Bering Strait

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This documents HMS Discovery and HMS Resolution's search for a Northwest Passage from the western coast of North America. The ships almost became trapped in the Arctic ice while trying to pass through the Bering Strait.