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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection


Bold Headland on Baring Island

Accession no.: Y: 64/10/2
Object name: Lithograph
Title: Bold Headland on Baring Island
Description: One of a series of eight chromolithograph sketches by Lieut S. Gurney Creswell, of the voyage of HMS Investigator under Captain McClure. ' We continued working to windward the whole of the night, and by 9.30am of the 7th of September were off the South cape, a fine bold headland, the cliffs rising perpendicularly upwards of a thousand feet, which was named 'Lord Nelson's Head', in memory of the hero whose early career was connected with Arctic adventure' - see McClure's 'Despatches'.
Medium: Lithograph
Artist: Cresswell, Samuel Gurney
Note: Published on 1 June 1854, by Day and Son, London, and published as a set on 25 July 1854. See Y: 56/22/2.
  • Picture: Width: 405mm, height: 298mm
  • sheet: Width: 620mm, height: 445mm