Decorative art, Ceramics, A Matter of Life and Death

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Collection Decorative art, Ceramics, A Matter of Life and Death
ExhibitionsNorth-West Passage
Gallery locationPolar Worlds Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleDepiction: Franklin, Jane

Object details:

Object ID AAA5958
Description A Staffordshire earthenware figure of Lady Jane Franklin (1792-1875), wife of the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, forming a pair with that of her husband. The figure is predominantly white with the head and base painted in natural colours, 'LADY FRANKLIN' in gold on the base. She wears a wreath of flowers, a dress with oversleeves and an apron. Lady Jane played a leading role in funding and encouraging the search for her husband's missing expedition during the late 1840s and 1850s.
Date made circa 1855

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made Staffordshire
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials earthenware
Measurements Overall: 265 x 115 x 85 mm
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