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Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94)

An employee of the Royal Greenland Trading Company : 'Danish Lieutenant' 1854

Albumen print | 15.8 x 10.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2510464

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Photograph of a three-quarters length portrait of a young Danish Lieutenant, seated and facing three-quarters right. He wears Naval uniform of the Danish Navy and sits with his hands folded in front of his chest.

This portrait shows an employee of the Royal Greenland Trading Company. The company was founded in 1774 to administer the colony of Greenland by the Danish authorities and to oversee trade with the local Inuit population. In 1782, Greenland was divided into northern and southern halves and forbade marriage between European settlers and the local Inuit populace. Following the Islands re-unification in 1953 and its full integration with Denmark, the company's power base began to collapse and was eventually overseen by the Danish Government during the 1980's.
  • Creator(s)

    Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94) (photographer)

  • 15.8 x 10.5 cm (image)

  • A Danish Lieutenant [Album: HMS's Phoenix and Talbot in search of Sir John Franklin]

  • Presented to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert by Captain Edward Augustus Inglefield in 1854

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Polar regions
        • Arctic territories
          • Arctic regions
          • Greenland [Denmark]