Birth Of An Iceberg. Herbert G. Ponting, Brit.
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Birth Of An Iceberg

1911/1913. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled and annotated “24” in ink in unknown hand on accompanying “Fine Art Society” exhibition label, signed “Simpson” in pencil verso, 44.7 x 60.9cm. Scratches to surface, some with retouching, creases, tears and silvering to edges.

Label includes “This photograph is enlarged from a negative made by Mr. H.G. Ponting during the British Antarctic Expedition and is copyright in all countries. Sole agents: the Fine Art Society, 148, New Bond Street, London.” Held in Scott Polar Research Institute, captioned as “Glacier breaking off the Cape Crozier Penguin Rookery. Jan 3rd 1911.” Provenance: George Clarke Simpson.

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Item #CL178-129

Price (AUD): $6,600.00  Other currencies

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