Frederick William Beechey, admiral and geographer, 1854-1866.
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Studio portrait photograph by Maull and Polyblank of Rear Admiral Frederick William Beechey (1796-1856). Beechey accompanied John Franklin (1788-1847) on an expedition to the Arctic in 1818. He also surveyed the coasts of North Africa, South America and Ireland. Dimensions: 200mm x 150mm. Maull and Polyblank, who founded their studio in 1854, were renowned for their portraits of well-known individuals of the time.