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Huge blocks ... were thrown about in indescribable confusion

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
Sep 1915 - Oct 1915
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
15.4 x 20.5 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580076
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

Photograph of Endurance visible in the background with huge ice floes in the foreground.

As his title indicates, Hurley continued to be fascinated by the weird and wonderful shapes thrown up by the shifting ice floes, as well as the sight of the vulnerable ship dwarfed by huge grotesquely formed blocks of ice. The sharp edges and eroded shapes of the ice appear to have been softened in this image by a recent fall of snow.

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Category: 
Photographs