"Nansen's triumphant return to Oslo in "Fram", 1896."

Nansen's North Pole expedition ship "Fram" has just anchored off Oslo. Hundreds of vessels from small rowing dinghies to large ships welcomed Nansen's expedition back. Many of the ships have been 'dressed' in flags in honour of the occasion. The "S.S. Haalogaland", which towed "Fram" up Oslofjord, has just dropped the tow line and is moving away to drop her anchor. Golden sunlight reflects off the calm water as many small yachts and dinghies converge on "Fram". Nansen can be seen at the stern of "Fram" talking to people on the small varnish hulled steam launch.
Shortly after Nansen was rowed ashore to a huge welcome from the people of Oslo.
Dimensions22" x 32"
MediaOil on canvas


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