Albert Borlase Armitage, Scottish polar explorer, c1894-c1897 (1899). Artist: Frederick George Jackson
Albert Borlase Armitage, Scottish polar explorer, c1894-c1897 (1899). Armitage (1864-1943) using a sextant while on the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition to Franz-Josef Land in the Arctic. He was responsible for compiling astronomical, meteorological and magnetic records. The three-year expedition established that Franz Josef Land was in fact a small archipelago rather than a land mass that extended to the North Pole, as its leader, Frederick George Jackson, had believed. A print from A Thousand Days in the Arctic, by Frederick G Jackson, Volume II, Harper & Brothers, London, 1899.
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'The Siege of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad', 1891. Artist: Vasily Vereshchagin
'The Siege of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad', 1891. The Trinity Lavra of St Sergius was founded in Sergiyev Posad (Zagorsk), Russia, in 1345 by St Sergius of Radonezh. The monastery is one of the most important spiritual centres of the Russian Orthodox Church. It withstood a Polish-Lithuanian siege for 16 months in 1608-1610 during the Polish-Muscovite War. Found in the collection of the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg.
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'Marina Mniszech with her Father under Arrest', 1883. Artist: Mikhail Petrovich Klodt
'Marina Mniszech with her Father under Arrest', 1883. Marina Mniszech (c1588-1614) was a Polish noblewoman who became Tsarina of Russia after marrying the impostor False Dmitry I in 1605 during the period of Russian history known as the Time of Troubles, when the country was dominated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Marina's father, Jerzy Mniszech was heavily involved in the intrigues of the period, and persuaded her to marry another pretender to the throne, False Dmitry II, after the first Dmitry had been murdered. The painting shows the Mniszechs in exile in Yaroslavl after the death of False Dmitry I. Found in the collection of the Regional Art Gallery, Vologda, Russia.
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