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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

A weathered iceberg

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
29 Dec 1911
Materials: 
Carbon print
Dimensions: 
57.2 x 74.0 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580032
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Photograph of an iceberg with a man standing on the lower right looking up.

The expedition named prominent icebergs to help with travel and navigation. This berg, known as the Church Berg, was photographed several times by Ponting over the course of a year. He often included figures to provide a sense of scale. Here, the individual on the right is Anton Omelchenko, the groom, who had been responsible for purchasing the Siberian ponies.

Further details

Category: 
Photographs