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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Cirrus clouds over the Barne Glacier

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
19 Dec 1911
Materials: 
Carbon print on dyed paper
Dimensions: 
43.4 x 58.8 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580021
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Photograph with the edge of the Barne Glacier on the right and clouds stretching overhead.

This cloud study is one of many dramatic scenes that Ponting composed, as he attempted to capture the natural beauty of the vast Antarctic landscape. Ponting printed this image onto orange paper in an attempt to recreate the colours that he experienced. A version of this image was also printed onto blue paper.

Further details

Category: 
Photographs