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
Five brown toned carbon prints, 19½ x 13½in. (49.5 x 34.3cm.), mounted on card, Ponting blindstamp signature at lower right, titled in ink as above, and numbered 141; 142; 143; 144 and 145 respectively on Fine Art Society label on verso of mount.
Original card mounts (mounts spotted, and with occasional marginal tears). All unbound as issued, 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. (soiled, joints split, corners rubbed).
PONTING'S FAMOUS SERIES OF PORTRAITS OF THE POLAR PARTY, THE PHOTOGRAPHS 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'. (5)