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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection

 

Items by artist May, W.W.

There are 19 items by this artist.

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Beechey Island

Record: N: 795

by May, W.W.

Watercolour by W.W. May, 1862.

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The Fox near land

Record: N: 954

by May, W.W.

Watercolour by W.W.May, 1863.

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The Yacht Fox, making fast to the ice

Record: Y: 54/19/2

by May, W.W.

Note, on reverse: 'A summer night in the polar seas, Lat 74oN ... copied from a sketch by Captain May, HMS Bulldog, Baffin Bay'.

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"Saunderson's Hope"

Record: Y: 54/19/3

by May, W.W.

Watercolour by W.W. May of the Resolute, 1850-51. British fanklin Expedition 1850-51

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Arctic Expedition by Mr Leigh Smith's Yacht in the Franz Joseph Archipelago, Siberian Ocean

Record: Y: 56/9

by May, W.W.

Engraving by W.W. May of photographs taken by W.G.A. Grant of events and scenery during the fourth Arctic voyage of Benjamin Leigh Smith, 1880.

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The Arctic Squadron in Leevely Harbour, Island of Disco, Coast of Greenland

Record: Y: 72/12/1

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin. 'We found Lievly an unusually snug harbour, with a small settlement of Danes and Esquimaux located on the south side of the harbour. The Danes had built themselves wooden houses; bu the Esquimaux, with some exceptions, still continued their old system of burrowing under ground - that is digging a trench and roofing it with mud, with a small window at the end...the dresses of the Esquimaux at this place are similar to those so often represented, only they have the advantage of linen in summer, instead of seal-skin. They wear a short frock to the waist, wioth a hood on the back, something like the hooded capes worn by ladies, in which, however, these Esquimaux carry their children' - Extract from 'A Series of Fourteen Sketches'.

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Division of sledges passing Cape Lady Franklin, extraordinary masses of ice pressed against the north shore of Bathurst Land

Record: Y: 72/12/10

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.

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Sledges in a fresh fair wind, going over hummocky ice

Record: Y: 72/12/11

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.

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Encamping for the night

Record: Y: 72/12/12

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.

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Sledge party returning through water during the month of July

Record: Y: 72/12/13

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.

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Franklin relics brought by Dr Rae

Record: Y: 72/12/14

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.

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Loss of the McLellan

Record: Y: 72/12/2

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.

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HMS Assistance and Pioneer in Winter Quarters Returning Daylight

Record: Y: 72/12/3

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.

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HMS Assistance, in tow of Pioneer, passing John Barrow Mount, north of Wellington Channel, 1853

Record: Y: 72/12/4

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.

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HMS Assistance and Pioneer fast to the floe, off Cape Majendie, Wellington Channel, 1853

Record: Y: 72/12/5

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.

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Perilous position of HMS Assistance and Pioneer, on the evening of the 12th October, 1853, Disaster Bay

Record: Y: 72/12/6

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.

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HMS Assistance and Pioneer breaking our of Winter Quarters, 1854

Record: Y: 72/12/7

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.

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Divison of sledges finding and cutting a road through heavy hummocks, in the Queen's Channel

Record: Y: 72/12/8

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.

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Divison of sledges finding and cutting a road through heavy hummocks, in the Queen's Channel

Record: Y: 72/12/9

by May, W.W.

Series of fourteen lithographs, based on sketches made by Commander Walter W. May during the voyage of Assistance up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin.