Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912)
An embossed silvered copper memorial plaque, headed 'Antarctic Expedition', with four scenes from the 1910-1913 expedition quartered on a central rectangular area: the first showing a dog sledge leaving the Terra Nova, the second Scott's polar party ready to man-haul a sledge, the third of the five-man party at the pole, the fourth of the memorial and burial place of Scott, Wilson and Bowers, the inner corners of the scenes separated by a small medallion with a 'mask' of the ship's-cat 'Nigger', the outer corners of the plaque with medallion portraits of Scott, Kathleen and their infant son Peter, the fourth corner with a medallion view of the monument to Scott, the four corners linked by an outer border of scroll work bearing the names of the five who died: Oates, Scott, Bowers, Wilson and Evans. Contemporary wood frame (damaged).
10 x 14in. (26 x 36.2cm.)
Provenance: Sir Peter Markham Scott (1909-1989); by descent.
This rare plaque appears to be a machine produced replica of lot 237, with some minor variations to facilitate its production.