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Herbert George Ponting (1871-1935)

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Herbert George Ponting (1871-1935)

Four Studies of Adelie Penguins:

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Herbert George Ponting (1871-1935) Four Studies of Adelie Penguins: "The Stony Stare" with inscription '"The Stony Stare"' and stamped 'HERBERT G. PONTING, F.R.G.S./copyright' on the mount, inscribed '-Please let artist sharpen the beak between Eyes a bit-/This a very angry penguin, challenging me, and/demanding to know my intention. When angry they/transfix you with a squinty stare, and adress/you with rancous squawks, and then if not satisfied/go for you. If they do, look out, for they/can just hurt like anything with their/hard beaks and knife like flippers/H.G. Ponting/No 17/HGP' on the reverse, gelatin silver print, unframed 15 x 10¾in. (38.1 x 27.3cm.) "I don't care what becomes of me" with inscription '"I don't care what becomes of me."' and stamped 'HERBERT G. PONTING, F.G.R.S./copyright.' on the mount, signed with initials and inscribed 'This is a lonely Lady Penguin who has/not been able to find a mate/A Lady Penguin in search of a husband/No 24 HGP' on the reverse, gelatin silver print, unframed 15 x 10¾in. (38.1 x 27.3cm.) Adelie Penguins and Chicks inscribed 'Adelie Penguins and Chicks/No 132' and stamped 'HERBERT G. PONTING, F.R.G.S/copyright/PHOTOGRAPH BY HERBERT G. PONTING, F.R.G.S. BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1910.' on the reverse, gelatin silver print, unframed 18 x 13½in. (45.8 x 34.3cm.) Adelie Penguin and Chicks carbon prints, unframed 12½ x 15.3/8in. (31.8 x 39cm.) (4)
Provenance
Thomas Baker McLeroth, Ponting's executor, and by descent.
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