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John Hanning Speke (1827-64)

Prints, drawings and watercolours

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Collection Prints, drawings and watercolours, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Speke, John Hanning

Object details:

Object ID ZBA4486
Description A full length portrait of John Hanning Speke (1827-64) from an original photograph by Southwell Brothers of about 1863. To the left of Speke sits a surveying sextant on a stand. After serving in the British army, Speke took part in a number of expeditions in Africa in the 1850s and 1860s, notably to east Africa in 1856-59 (with Richard Burton), during which time he named Lake Victoria, which he believed was the source of the Nile. This was followed by an expedition of 1860-63 to locate the river's source.
Date made circa 1863

Artist/Maker Southwell Brothers
S. Hollyer
Place made England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials paper; line engraving; etching; stipple engraving
Measurements Sheet: 145 x 105 mm
  • John Hanning Speke (1827-64) (ZBA4486)
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