9 May 2002
Herbert George Ponting (1871-1935)
Chris and the Gramophone
signed and inscribed '"Chris" one of the Siberian sledge dogs/of Captain Scotts South Pole Expedition,/listening to the Gramophone. Photographed/at the Expedition Winter Quarters on Ross/Island by Herbert George Ponting F.R.G.S.' (lower left), Ponting blindstamp signature 'H.G. Ponting' (lower right), with inscription and numbered 'Chris and the Gramophone/124' on the Fine Art Society label on the reverse
brown toned gelatin silver print, unframed
13 1/8 x 18in. (33.3 x 45.7cm.)
Thomas Baker McLeroth, Ponting's executor, and thence by descent to Robert Peter McLeroth; sale, Christie's, 18 April 2000, lot 198.
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