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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir John Richardson (1787-1865), Arctic explorer and naturalist

Arctic explorer and naturalist; accompanied Franklin on two Arctic expeditions, 1819 and 1825; inspector of hospitals, 1840; conducted a search for Franklin, 1847; published books on polar exploration, and other works.

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.