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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection


Rear Admiral Sir James Clark Ross, DCL, FRS

Accession no.: N: 1973
Object name: Lithograph
Title: Rear Admiral Sir James Clark Ross, DCL, FRS
Description: Proof of the portrait of Rear-Admiral Sir James Clark Ross, engraved by Alexander Scott after a painting by Stephen Pearce.
Medium: Lithograph
Artist: Pearce, Stephen
Note: Signed by the artist and the engraver. Note, on front, lacking in this instance, but which appears on published sheets: 'Rear Admiral Sir James Clark Ross, DCL, FRS. From the Original Portait placed in the Royal Hospital Greenwich by several Naval Officers & Scientific Men, in honour of his great Discoveries & Achievements in the Arctic and the Antarctic Regions. North Magnetic Pole discovered 1st June 1831 - Highest North Latitude (82.44) attained 23rd July 1827 - Highest South Latitude (78.11) attained 23rd Feb 1842'. See Y: 50/20.
  • Picture: Width: 475mm, height: 595mm
  • mount: Width: 495mm, height: 625mm