Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935)
Cirrus clouds over the Barne Glacier 19 Dec 1911
Carbon print on dyed paper | 43.4 x 58.8 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580021
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.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1914
Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
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