11 May 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,525
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
HERBERT GEORGE PONTING
Carbon print. Circa 1910-12. Blindstamp credit and copyright in the margin; numbered 143 in pencil on the Fine Art Society paper label affixed to the reverse of the mount.
18 x 12 in. (45.8 x 30.5 cm.)
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Dr. Edward Adrian Wilson was the Chief of the Scientific Staff of the South Pole Expedition. He was a medical doctor as well as a well-known naturalist and one of the most respected Polar zoologists of his day. Before Scott died he wrote of him 'He died, as he lived, a brave, true man - the best of comrades and the staunchest of friends'.
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