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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 142

    Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922)

    A studio portrait photograph of Ernest Shackleton, c.1910

    Price Realised  

    Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922)
    A studio portrait photograph of Ernest Shackleton, c.1910
    signed and inscribed by the sitter 'E.H Shackleton .1910.' (lower right), with photographer's studio stamp 'Olive & Katharine Edis, Sheringham, Norfolk' on the mount
    11¾ x 7¾in. (29.8 x 19.7cm.)
    with a studio portrait photograph of Shackleton wearing the Dulwich College cornflower by 'J. Jas. Bayfield, Gipsy Hill, S.E. Photographer to Dulwich College' taken after his return from the Nimrod expedition, with presentation inscription 'Helen. [Ernest's sister] Xmas. 1909' on the reverse; a lock of Shackleton's hair wrapped in paper, inscribed 'Ernest's hair as a baby Bless him -- I leave it to Emmie [Ernest's wife]' by Henrietta [Ernest's mother]; and Shackleton's signature on a fragment of a card (4)


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    Provenance

    By descent from the sitter to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY