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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 1124489

Governor of Fiskenaesset, Lieutenant Governor and Esquimaux boys

1854

Edward Inglefield

Presented to Queen Victoria

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In 1854, Edward Augustus Inglefield undertook an expedition to the Arctic to provide assistance to HMS Resolute, one of the many expeditions that was seeking information on the fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew. Following his return to England, Inglefield presented to Queen Victoria an album of 30 photographs taken in northern Greenland. In November 1853 the Queen had seen some of Inglefield's paintings from an earlier expedition. A number of his watercolours can be found in the Royal Collection today.