Search the Collection
39 Portraits in set:

Arctic explorers: paintings by Stephen Pearce, 1850-86

A set of painted studies for a 'historical picture' (NPG 1208), a group portrait showing naval officers and explorers planning the search for explorer Sir John Franklin, whose expedition had last been seen in Baffin Bay in 1845. Commissioned by John Barrow, Archivist to the Admiralty.

List Thumbnail

Sir Robert McClure, by Stephen Pearce - NPG 1210

Sir Robert McClure

by Stephen Pearce
oil on canvas, 1855
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1210

Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock, by Stephen Pearce - NPG 1211

Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock

by Stephen Pearce
oil on canvas, 1859
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1211