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Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94)

Christian Soren Marcus Olrik (1815-70), Inspector of North Greenland : 'M. Olric' Jul 1854Sep 1854

Albumen print | 15.4 x 12.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2510462

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Photograph of a half length portrait of Christian Soren Marcus Olrik, Inspector of North Greenland, seated and facing three-quarters right. He wears Danish Naval uniform and holds a bicorn hat in his left hand. His left hand is tucked inside his jacket. He also wears tassled epaulettes at the shoulders.

This portrait was possibly made in Liveley (or Godhavn as it is now known) on board the HMS Phoenix when Olrik was a guest of Captain Inglefield on 3rd July 1854. Olrik again visited the Phoenix in September as a guest of Inglefield when the ship took on fresh supplies on the return journey to England.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Christian Soren Marcus Olric (1815-70)
  • 15.4 x 12.8 cm (image)

  • M. Olric [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]
            • Disko [Greenland]
              • Qeqertarsuaq [Disko, Greenland]