Parry in the Polar Regions

Wash drawing, inscribed as above by the artist. It is presumably an idea for a painting related to Captain William Edward Parry's arctic voyages of 1821-25 and of about that date. However, the mountainous composition seems to have been used later for two other Carmichael oil paintings. One is the highly coloured canvas of Martin Frobisher's ships 'Aid', 'Michael' and 'Gabriel' on his North-West Passage expedition of 1577, which was formerly in the Kendall Whaling Museum collection but was sold at Sotheby's, London, on 26 January 2005, lot 34. The other is BHC1215 (1847) supposedly showing 'Erebus' and 'Terror' in the Antarctic. The drawing was purchased in 2001 from Abbott and Holder and was from the Hubert Jerningham collection - a very large one of Carmichael sketches which A&H dispersed over a period. This one did not attract a private buyer and was picked up at the tail end for about £120. PvdM 10/05

Object Details

ID: ZBA2284
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Carmichael, John Wilson
Date made: circa 1825-30
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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