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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection

 

View of part of the south side of Magdalena Bay [Spitsbergen]

Image
Accession no.: Y: 72/6/6
Object name: Watercolour
Title: View of part of the south side of Magdalena Bay [Spitsbergen]
Description: Watercolour by an unknown artist [probably Bishop, William]. British Arctic Expedition 1818
Medium: Watercolour
Note: 2 sections of coastline painted, with small but detailed paintings of 2 sailing ships, probably the Dorothea and the Trant. Some coastal features, but no key.
Dimensions:
  • Picture: Width: 420mm, height: 268mm
  • mount: Width: 405mm, height: 555mm