9 May 2002
Attributed to Richard Vesey Hamilton (1829-1912) and Dr Elisha Kent Kane (1820-1857)
British Naval Franklin search expedition, 1850-1851 and U.S. Franklin search expedition, 1850-1851: a folio of nine sketches including two attributed to Hamilton and seven attributed to Kane, one signed(?) 'Ham' (lower left), one inscribed 'Interior of Eskimaux Summer tent/Uppernavik/Aug. 24.23-51' and several inscribed with piblication notes
pencil, pen and ink and watercolour
10 x 13in. (25.4 x 33.1cm.) and smaller (9)
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The Kane sketches illustrated Kane's The U.S. Grinnell expedition in search of John Franklin; a personal narratvie, London, 1854. Kane was assistant surgeon on the Advance, 1850-51 and Hamilton was mate on the Assistance 1850-51.
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