Out of the Frozen Deep — V

Man Proposes, God Disposes — Sir Edwin Landseer (1864) © Royal Holloway University of London — a painting which draws on the scene of discovery of human remains in a boat on King William Island described by McClintock in The Voyage of the Fox in Arctic Seas, the published account of his 1859 expedition in search of Franklin. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Jane Franklin refused to view the painting when it was first exhibited at the Royal Academy
1927 chart of King William Island showing discovery of relics of the Franklin Expedition © Royal Museums Greenwich, object ID G285:4/9(1)
The wreck of HMS Erebus visible like a ghost ship, in shallow water off the coast of King William Island, with the dive platform and Zodiac boat and divers on the surface above it © Parks Canada — still image from video here and see also the National Maritime Museum senior exhibitions curator Dr Claire Warrior’s blog on these discoveries here
Franklin memorial, Waterloo Place, London
Franklin memorial, Waterloo Place, London, showing the names of the officers and men of HMS Erebus



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Barbara Rich

Barbara Rich


English barrister & mediator — specialising in disputed succession & decision-making for people who lack mental capacity