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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

'Bob' Clark (1882-1950), in the biological laboratory.


Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
Feb 1915 - Mar 1915
Materials and techniques: 
Silver bromide print
15.4 x 20.6 cm (image)
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Presented to King George V, 1917

Photograph of Robert Clark seated o the edge of a table with his left hand in his pocket as he looks down a microscope on board the Endurance. Various samples in glass jars line the walls.

The biologist on board the Endurance, Robert Clark was born and educated at Aberdeen. He became a Zoologist at the Scottish Oceanographical Laboratory in Edinburgh, where he was able to work on some of the specimens from the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-4. He collected a large number of zoological specimens in 1914-15, but unfortunately lost them all on the sinking of the Endurance.

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