Sir John Ross

1 portrait

Sir John Ross, by James Green, 1833 - NPG 314 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir John Ross

by James Green
oil on canvas, 1833
52 in. x 43 3/4 in. (1321 mm x 1111 mm)
Purchased, 1870
Primary Collection
NPG 314


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  • Sir John Ross (1777-1856), Rear-Admiral and Arctic explorer. Sitter in 7 portraits.

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  • James Green (1771-1834), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 17 portraits.

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This painting was probably commissioned to celebrate Ross's return from his second Arctic voyage which endured four winters in the ice, encountered the Inuit people of South Greenland and discovered the magnetic North Pole.

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