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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection


HMS Blazer and HMS Rattler, 1845

Accession no.: N: 972
Object name: Watercolour
Title: HMS Blazer and HMS Rattler, 1845
Description: Watercolour showing "HM steamers Blazer and Rattler parting company with the polar expedition under the command of Sir John Franklin, June 4th 1845. 100 miles west of Cape Wrath on the NW coast of Scotland".
Medium: Watercolour
Note: Description in contempory hand on the reverse of the art work. The two other vessels shown would be HMS Erebus and HMS Terror of the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-48.
  • Picture: Width: 232mm, height: 160mm
  • mount: Width: 274mm, height: 405mm