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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Strong Nares (1831-1915), Vice-Admiral and Arctic explorer

Vice-admiral; joined search for Franklin, 1852-4; served in Crimean War; surveyed NE coast of Australia, Mediterranean and Gulf of Suez; Antarctic and Arctic voyages, 1872-7; KCB, 1876; board of trade official, 1879-96; conservator of river Mersey, 1896-1910; vice-admiral, 1892.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.