Franklin Monument

Sir John Franklin

The Franklin Expedition Monument

Matthew Noble



Waterloo Place, London

Photograph by George P. Landow, July 2005

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Other views

  • base, front
  • bas relief
  • detail of statue: anchor and rope
  • bronze list of crew (right side)
  • “In life a podgy, balding man of middling height, in death he was transformed into a firm-jawed figure eight feet tall, perched on an imposing granite plinth.“ — Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

    The Franklin monument faces that for another tragic English polar expedition — the death of Robert Falcon Scott and his four companions on their return from the South Pole (1912).