26 - 27 September 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 18,500
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
Herbert George Ponting (1871-1935)
The Polar Party. -- Captain Scott; Captain L.E.G. Oates; Dr. E.A. Wilson; Lieut. H.R. Bowers; Petty Officer Edgar Evans
the five photographs mounted on cards, Ponting's blindstamp signature at lower right, titled in ink as above, and numbered 141, 142, 143, 144, and 145 respectively on Fine Art Society labels on the reverse of the mounts
brown toned carbon prints
19½ x 13½in. (49.5 x 34.3cm.)
within original green and oatmeal cloth portfolio, lettered in brown on upper cover 'THE BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1910-1913 THE POLAR PARTY PUBLISHED BY THE FINE ART SOCIETY 148, NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.' (5)
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Ponting's famous series of portraits of the Polar Party in their rarest form: as the catalogue for the exhibition notes 'The Five portraits ... are sold separately at one guinea each, unframed, or the five in a portfolio, four guineas'.
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