25 September 2008
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)
By descent from the sitter to the present owner.
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