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Sir John Richardson (1787-1865), Arctic explorer and naturalist

Sitter in 4 portraits
Arctic explorer and naturalist; accompanied Sir John Franklin on two Arctic expeditions, 1819 and 1825, and conducted search for Franklin, 1847; published books on polar exploration.

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Sir John Richardson

by Bernhard Smith
plaster cast of medallion, 1842
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 888


Sir John Richardson

by Stephen Pearce
oil on millboard, 1850
NPG 909


The Arctic Council planning a search for Sir John Franklin

by James Scott, after Stephen Pearce
mezzotint, published 1853
NPG D9472