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    Sale 7470

    Exploration and Travel

    26 - 27 September 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 360

    Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959)

    Mount Erebus

    Price Realised  

    Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959)
    Mount Erebus
    signed and inscribed 'Apsley Cherry Garrard. Mt Erebus.' (lower right)
    pencil and watercolour heightened with white on paper
    7¼ x 10¾in. (18.4 x 27.3cm.)
    with two watercolours of Continental lake landscapes signed and dated 'Apsley Cherry-Garrard. 1922.' (3)


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    Cherry wrote in The Worst Journey, 'I have seen Fuji, the most dainty and graceful of mountains; and also Kangchenjunga: only Michael Angelo among men could have conceived such grandeur. But give me Erebus for my friend. Whoever made Erebus knew all the charm of horizontal lines, and the lines of Erebus are for the most part nearer the horizontal than the vertical. And so he is the most restful mountain in the world, and I was glad when I knew that our hut would lie at his feet. And always there floated from his crater the lazy banner of his cloud of steam' (p.82).

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