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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The Glad Eye

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
Nov 1911 - Mar 1912
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
45.7 x 33.5 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580026
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Photograph of a single Adélie penguin with its left wing outstretched.

Penguins have always fascinated Antarctic explorers because of their unusual appearance and comical expressions. Ponting took well over 100 photographs of the Adélie and Emperor penguins he encountered. The 'Glad Eye' became popular as a postcard image.

Further details

Category: 
Photographs