Face Of The Great Ice Barrier And Mount Terror. Herbert G. Ponting, Brit.
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Face Of The Great Ice Barrier And Mount Terror

1911/1913. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, photographer’s blind stamp in lower margin, titled and annotated “20” in ink in unknown hand on accompanying “Fine Art Society” exhibition label and signed “Simpson” in pencil on backing verso, 43.6 x 50.9cm. Slight foxing, minor repairs and surface loss to centre of image, laid down on original backing.

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 St, London.“ Held in the Scott Polar Research Institute as “The Barrier and Mount Terror, 2pm, Jan 3rd 1911.” Provenance: George Clarke Simpson.

Sir George Clarke Simpson (1878-1965), was a British meteorologist and polar explorer who was a member of Scott’s Antarctic Terra Nova Expedition team in 1910-1913. He constructed one of the continent’s first weather stations.

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Item #CL178-130

Price (AUD): $6,600.00  Other currencies

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