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.

Object Details

ID: AAA5958
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Figure
Display location: Display - Polar Worlds Gallery
Creator: Unknown
Date made: circa 1855
Exhibition: North-West Passage
People: Franklin, Jane
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 265 x 115 x 85 mm

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