Dead Explorers

Celebrating ill-fated expeditions & doomed voyages of discovery

"Man Proposes, God Disposes" by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, 1864
Like many other artists, Landseer was inspired by the ill-fated Franklin Expedition which departed England in 1845, never to be seen again.
The Arctic Fantasies of Edwin Landseer and Briton Riviere: Polar Bears, Wilderness and Notions of the Sublime