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Westall, William, 1781-1850 : [Arctic Life Portfolio], ca. 1821-1828

Forty-five India proof prints created from sketches and drawings made by members of expeditions lead by Sir William Edward Parry and Sir John Ross to explore the Arctic and to discover a Northwest passage on His Majesty's Ships Helca, Griper, and Fury. Prints are unsigned. Original drawings attributed to Capt. Lyon, Capt. Hoppner, Lt. Beechey, Lt. H. N. Head, and Lt. Back. Engravings and illustrations created by Edward Francis Finden and William Westall. Prints published in London by John Murray from ca. 1821-1828. Prints depict scenes from the expedition as well as the domestic life and customs of the Artic's indigenous peoples.
Extent: 5.3 linear feet - (3 custom boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Indians and the West
Call Number: oversize Ayer Art Arctic.Life
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The [Arctic Life Portfolio] is open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).