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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Dr Edward Adrian Wilson

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
Oct 1911
Materials: 
Toned silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
45.6 x 33.4 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580034
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Full length portrait of Dr Edward Adrian ("Dr Bill") Wilson standing outside the Hut with his hands on his hips. He wears a wooly hat.

Edward Wilson (1872-1912) had previously been to Antarctica on the Discovery expedition with Scott in 1901-4. In 1910 Scott appointed him Chief of Scientific Staff for the Terra Nova expedition. As well as being a qualified doctor, Wilson had a keen interest in natural history, and also produced a large number of watercolours and sketches on the expedition.

Further details

Category: 
Photographs