21 September 2005
George Edward Marston (1882-1940)
Sledging camp in a blizzard
stencilled 'BRITISH ANTARCTI[C]/EXPEDITION 1907' on the reverse
oil on venesta board
10 x 12½cm. (25.4 x 31.7cm.)
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Dulwich College, Shackleton, The Antarctic and Endurance, Oct. 2000-Feb. 2001, catalogue no. 139 ('The Blizzard on Mt Erebus'), illustrated in the exhibition catalogue p.115.
Painted by Marston at Cape Royds in 1908 on a piece of one of the Nimrod expedition's packing cases. Marston was in the party of six led by Jameson Adams which made the first ascent of Mt Erebus in March 1908.
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