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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

PAD9374

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EventsArctic Exploration: North Pole expedition, Nares, 1875-1876

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Object ID PAD9374
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.
Date made circa 1876

Artist/Maker Beechey, Richard Brydges
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials watercolour
Measurements Sheet: 127 x 170 mm; Mount: 318 mm x 481 mm
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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 (PAD9374)
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