Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
The departing sun 1915
Silver bromide print | 15.3 x 20.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580069
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.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1917
Frank Hurley (1885-1962) (photographer) [Photographer who accompanied the Transantarctic Expedition 1914-16]
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
15.3 x 20.4 cm (image) (image)
29.2 x 37.7 cm (page dimensions)