SECOND GRINNELL EXPEDITION, 1853-55 - OPERTI (ALBERT) OPERTI (ALBERT) "Farewell", depicting some crew members of the abandoned brig, Advance, in Rensselaer Harbour, Greenland, 1855, [c.1885]
Lot 28
SECOND GRINNELL EXPEDITION, 1853-55 - OPERTI (ALBERT) OPERTI (ALBERT) "Farewell", depicting some crew members of the abandoned brig, Advance, in Rensselaer Harbour, Greenland, 1855, [c.1885]
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,492) inc. premium
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SECOND GRINNELL EXPEDITION, 1853
OPERTI (ALBERT) "Farewell", depicting some crew members of the abandoned brig Advance, in Rensselaer Harbour, Greenland, 1855, engraving, signed by Operti in pencil in bottom right corner, mounted and framed with contemporary printed caption, "From the original Oil Painting in possession of Kane Lodge...New York, painted under the supervision of Captain John Wall Wilson, survivor of the Second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853-1855", the caption lists the crew members and landmarks depicted, some spotting, tear repaired (without loss) to printed caption, 270 x 360mm., [c.1885]

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  • The Second Grinnell Expedition 1853-1855, deployed in an attempt to locate the lost Sir John Franklin Expedition, was organised and headed by Dr. Elisha Kent Kane. Kane charted the coasts of Smith Sound and the Kane Basin during his search and penetrated further north than any other explorer at that time. After two icebound winters, Kane was forced to abandon the Advance, and march, with a number of crew members, for 83 days, to Upernavik, where they were rescued.
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