London, United Kingdom
Ross Arctic Search Expedition, 1848-9
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Ross Arctic search expedition. 19th-century artwork of the ships HMS Enterprise and HMS Investigator caught in pack ice in Baffin Bay off Devil's Point in the Arctic. These ships were part of an 1848 expedition led by British naval officer and explorer Sir James Clark Ross (1800-1862) to find the lost 1845 expedition led by Sir John Franklin. The crew are working to free the ships from the ice. The expedition returned to England in 1849, defeated by the heavy ice conditions. This artwork is by Charles Haghe, after an original by Lieutenant William Henry Browne who served on HMS Enterprise and published an account and set of artworks of the voyage in 1850.
March 7th, 2014
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