'Sir John Franklin' and 'Lady Franklin'
A Staffordshire earthenware figure of the Arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), the name 'SIR JOHN FRANKLIN' painted in gold on the base. He is dressed in naval uniform and hat, and stands in front of a rock holding a telescope. The rock and the face and hands of the figure are coloured, the uniform is white with the details picked out in gold. The figure, a pair with his wife Jane, similarly inscribed 'LADY FRANKLIN', probably dates from the early 1850s when highly-publicised search expeditions were seeking the missing explorer and his crews.
|Display location:||Display - Polar Worlds Gallery|
|Date made:||circa 1855|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London|
|Measurements:||Overall: 275 x 120 x 80 mm|
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