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An Arctic Summer: Boring though the Pack in Melville Bay  1871

by William Bradford

In 1861 the marine painter William Bradford made the first of his eight expeditions to the Arctic. This painting, based on photographs and sketches produced during his final trip, in 1869, shows the artist’s steamer, Panther, plying its way through the summer ice along the northern coast of Greenland. Panther was one of numerous vessels engaged in the search for the Northw...
51 3/4 x 78 in. (131.4 x 198.1 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art