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    Sale 5371

    Christie's Interiors

    25 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 276

    William Lionel Wyllie, R.A., R.I. (1851-1931)

    Discovery: a series of pencil studies

    Price Realised  

    William Lionel Wyllie, R.A., R.I. (1851-1931)
    Discovery: a series of pencil studies
    signed 'W.L.W.' (lower right) and inscribed 'Discovery' (lower right)
    pencil and grey wash
    10 x 13¾ in. (25.5 x 35 cm.)


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    The Discovery was built as Captain Scott's first Antartic flagship. He took her on his expedition of 1901, when he discovered Edward VII land, and she remained icebound off Scott's winter headquarters on Ross Island until 1904 when she returned to Portsmouth.

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