Unknown photographer
Captain Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier, R.N., of H.M.S. “Terror,” lost at the North Pole in Sir John Franklin’s expedition 1847
Coloured photograph, size unknown
Presented by W.S.Magee 1882
Unidentified; location unknown

Crozier (1796-1848), born in Northern Ireland, was a member of several expeditions to both Poles, and took command of the notorious North-West Passage expedition after Franklin died in June 1847 (see now * Maguire after Negelen Sir John Franklin {1875} Loc? [PR]). Crozier and the rest of the expedition are presumed to have died after abandoning their ice-bound ships in April 1848.

The work formerly in Melbourne, described in NGV 1894 as a “coloured portrait,” may have been based on a print of the well-known photograph of Crozier in naval uniform, reproduced below.

[photo: unknown photographer: Crozier in 1845]


AR 1882, p.37; NGV 1894, p.127: V.Buvelot Gallery, south wall,no.6; NGV 1905, p.150: V.Buvelot Gallery, south wall, no.4) 

For Crozier, see e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Crozier (with further references and photographs, including the image shown here)