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E.A. Inglefield

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An early portrait of Admiral Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield KCB FRS FRGS. Painted in oil in canvas and within a period gilt gesso frame, 20 in x 22.5 in (11.5 in x 14 in).  

Edward Augustus was born 27 March 1820, the son of Rear Admiral Samuel Inglefield, he died 4 September 1894. A Royal Navy officer who led one of the searches for the missing Arctic explorer John Franklin during the 1850s. In doing so, his expedition charted previously unexplored areas along the northern Canadian coastline, including Baffin Bay, Smith Sound and Lancaster Sound. He was also the inventor of the marine hydraulic steering gear and the anchor design that bears his name. The warship HMS Inglefield is named after him, as is the Inglefield Land region of Greenland and Inglefield Bay (Inglefieldbukta) on Spitsbergen, Norway.

Inglefield retired in 1885. Thereafter he devoted much of his time to painting and his watercolours of Arctic landscapes were exhibited at several art galleries in London. He died, aged seventy-four, in 1894, and is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery

Item Code: 2814

£ 5500

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