Portrait of Captain John Franklin (later Sir John Franklin), with a view of Fort Enterprise in the background.
Fort Enterprise was an encampment on the bank of the Coppermine River in Canada used during the Coppermine Expedition. In 1819-1822, Franklin led the Coppermine Expedition to chart the area between the Hudson Bay and the north coast of Canada in an attempt to discover the North West Passagge. Despite the various disasters that beset the expedition, which resulted in the deaths of 11 out of the 22 men in the party, Franklin was hailed a hero on his return. This portrait of Franklin wasn't liked by his friends and family who considered it 'mawkish'.