• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 194

    Frank Hurley (1885-1962)

    Return of the sun after the long winter darkness

    Price Realised  

    Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
    Return of the sun after the long winter darkness
    carbon print
    19¼ x 15in. (49 x 38.1cm.)


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    'Extremely heavy precipitation of rime crystals during the night, our rigging being heavily encrusted, some of the ropes being over 3" in diameter, but the effect is beautiful' (Hurley, diary).

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