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Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94)

The Governor of Holsteinsborg, Jorgen Nielsen Møller with the Lieutenant Governor, Hans Elberg and Inuit boys Jun 1854

Albumen print | 15.8 x 19.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2510465

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Photograph of (from left to right) an Inuit boy wearing a hood; The Lieutenant Governor of Holsteinsborg Hans Elberg (1808-1888) who wears a peakless hat; another younger Inuit boy and Jorgen Nielsen Moller (1801-1862), the Governor of Holsteinsborg, who stands in three-quarters left profile.

In 1854, Edward Augustus Inglefield undertook an expedition to the Arctic to provide assistance to HMS Resolute, one of the many expeditions that was seeking information on the fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew. Following his return to England, Inglefield presented to Queen Victoria an album of 30 photographs taken in northern Greenland. In November 1853 the Queen had seen some of Inglefield's paintings from an earlier expedition. A number of his watercolours can be found in the Royal Collection today.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    Inuit
    Jorgen Nielsen Moller (1801-62)
    Hans Elberg (1808-88)
  • 15.8 x 19.6 cm (image)

  • [Historic Title] Esquimaux boy, Lieut. Governor and Governor [Album: HMS's Phoenix and Talbot search for Sir John Franklin, 1854]

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

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