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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), Arctic explorer

Portraits in Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Sir John Franklin

replica by Thomas Phillips
1828
NPG 903

Sir John Franklin

by William Brockedon
1836
NPG 2515(81)

Sir John Franklin

by Andrea Carlo Lucchesi
1898
NPG 1230

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

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