Admiral Sir George Back (British, 1796-1878) 'Boats in a Swell amongst heavy Ice'

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Lot 191
Admiral Sir George Back
(British, 1796-1878)
'Boats in a Swell amongst heavy Ice'

£ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 13,000 - 20,000
Admiral Sir George Back (British, 1796-1878)
'Boats in a Swell amongst heavy Ice'
signed 'Capt. Back' (lower right), dated 'Aug 24th 1826' (lower left) and titled (lower centre)
watercolour and pencil
15 x 22.2cm (5 7/8 x 8 3/4in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The artist's family and thence by descent.

    This work is illustrated as an engraving in John Franklin's Narrative of a second expedition to the shores of the polar sea, in the years 1825, 1826, and 1827, (London, 1828), p.170.
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