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Sir Robert McClure

(1807-1873), Vice-Admiral

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 3 portraits
Arctic explorer; entered the Navy in 1824; made first Arctic voyage, 1836-7; played a prominent part in the expeditions sent out to search for Sir John Franklin, 1850-4; the first European to transit the North-West Passage, 1854, before abandoning his ship; court-martialled, but honourably acquitted; served in China, 1856-61; made Vice-Admiral, 1873.

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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 Robert McClure, by James Scott, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  Stephen Pearce - NPG D38113

Sir Robert McClure

by James Scott, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Stephen Pearce
mezzotint, published 15 February 1856 (1855)
NPG D38113

Sir Robert McClure, by James Scott, after  Stephen Pearce - NPG D38114

Sir Robert McClure

by James Scott, after Stephen Pearce
mezzotint, published 1856 (1855)
NPG D38114

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