DAVIS (JOHN EDWARD) A celebration (?New Years day) on the ice, illustrating the crew members (mostly dressed in blue) dancing and playing music, parading and eating at tables cut from the ice, beneath signs ("Pilgrims of the Ocean" and "Erebus and Terror"), the Royal Standard and other flags, an ice sculpture in the foreground, one of the ships in the background
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DAVIS (JOHN EDWARD) A celebration (?New Years day) on the ice, illustrating the crew members (mostly dressed in blue) dancing and playing music, parading and eating at tables cut from the ice, beneath signs ("Pilgrims of the Ocean" and "Erebus and Terror"), the Royal Standard and other flags, an ice sculpture in the foreground, one of the ships in the background
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DAVIS (JOHN EDWARD)
A celebration (?New Years day) on the ice, illustrating the crew members (mostly dressed in blue) dancing and playing music, parading and eating at tables cut from the ice, beneath signs ("Pilgrims of the Ocean" and "Erebus and Terror"), the Royal Standard and other flags, an ice sculpture in the foreground, one of the ships in the background, watercolour, mounted, framed and glazed, image 170 x 243mm., signed on the image 'J.E. Davis. 1842'

Footnotes

  • John Edward Davis, as well as being the expedition artist, was second in command on Terror.

    Provenance: Francis Crozier (1796-1848), commander of Terror on the Ross Expedition, and by descent.
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