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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The departing sun

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
1915
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
15.3 x 20.4 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580069
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

Photograph of the "Endurance" in the right of the background in silhouette against the sky. Ice floes dominate the foreground.

An example of Hurley’s fascination with the texture of the ice hummocks, their contours softened by windblown snow and the dying sunlight sparkling on the surface. From late March the sun gradually began to disappear, at the start of the Antarctic winter.

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Category: 
Photographs