Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935)
The Glad Eye Nov 1911Mar 1912
Silver bromide print | 45.7 x 33.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580026
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.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1914
Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
45.7 x 33.5 cm (image) (image)
52.0 x 38.0 cm (whole object)