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Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94)

Young Inughuit girls Jun 1854Jul 1854

Hand-coloured albumen print | 14.6 x 17.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2510472

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Hand-coloured group portrait, three-quarters length, of six Inughuit girls, aged between five and fiteen years, standing, facing the viewer. All wear fur lined collars and three of the girls wear brightly coloured piping on their trousers.

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)

  • 14.6 x 17.6 cm (image)

  • [Historic Title] Esquimaux girls [Album: HMS's Phoenix and Talbot in search of Sir John Franklin 1854].

  • 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]
    • People
      • Girls
      • Children