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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection


Frederick George Jackson

Accession no.: N: 350
Object name: Oil painting
Title: Frederick George Jackson
Description: Oil painting of Major Jackson in Samoyed kit by M.C. Stacpoole, 1899.
Medium: Oil painting
Artist: Stacpoole, M.C.
Note: Caption brass reads 'Frederick George Jackson, Leader of the Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition 1894-1897, Major East Surrey Regiment'. The painting shows strong similarity to another full portrait 'F.G. Jackson and his bear dogs', which is reproduced as the frontispiece to 'The Lure of Unknown Lands' (London, 1935). Jackson's furs, his militza and soveik, were of Samoyed pattern, made of reindeer skin in Norway. The soveik is a reindeer skin long jumper with the hair outside with a hood attached to it. After his return from the Arctic, Jackson presented one of his Samoyed dogs to Queen Alexandra, upon which she bestowed the name of 'Jacko', and so it appeared in provinicial dog shows.
  • Picture: Width: 1020mm, height: 1530mm
  • frame: Width: 1290mm, height: 1800mm