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THE MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION, 1924
A collection of oil sketches and drawings taken by Francis Helps on the Mount Everest 1924 Expedition on which he served as official artist. The expedition saw Mallory and Irvine lose their lives close to the summit in June 1924. Helps’s expedition work was exhibited at the Alpine Club Gallery in 1925 (Exhibition of Paintings and Photographs by Francis Helps and Capt. J. B. L. Noel from the Mount Everest Expedition 1924, Jan.-Feb. 1925). Helps was trained at the Slade School of Art under Henry Tonks and Fred Brown, and served in France with the Artists’ Rifles in the Great War. He taught at the Royal College of Art in the 1930s and was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1933.