Constantine John Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave

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Constantine John Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave, by Unknown artist, circa 1775 - NPG 1094 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Constantine John Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1775
49 in. x 39 1/4 in. (1245 mm x 997 mm)
Purchased, 1897
Primary Collection
NPG 1094


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Mulgrave was a naval officer who, in 1773, commanded a voyage to discover a route through the Arctic to the Pacific. Posed with an ice-spear, as the men in the background haul a ship across the ice, this portrait records their struggle with the ice flows around the North Pole.

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