25 September 2002,
Price realised GBP 3,585
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
Herbert George Ponting (1871-1935)
Oates with the Ponies on the Terra Nova
gelatin silver print
11¾ x 15¼in. (29.8 x 38.8cm.)
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The copy of Ponting's famous photograph of Pates on the Terra Nova which hung in the Oates family home at Gestingthorpe.
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Caroline Oates, Gestingthorpe, and thence by descent to the present owner, Captain Oates's great-nephew, Lawrence Grace Oates.
Valérie Hess on the erotic — and semi-autobiographical — sculpture considered a masterpiece of the artist's late career
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