Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Ice flowers 1915
Silver bromide print | 14.5 x 19.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580082
Photograph of 'ice flowers' in the foreground with the Endurance in the background.
The delicacy and beauty of the ice formations in this photograph contrast starkly with Hurley’s other pictures of the ice. Ice flowers form when a stretch of water opens up in the ice and then rapidly refreezes. Hurley described how the ice flowers ’illumined by the morning sun, resembled a field of pink carnations’.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1917
Frank Hurley (1885-1962) (photographer) [Photographer who accompanied the Transantarctic Expedition 1914-16]
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
14.5 x 19.3 cm (image) (image)
29.2 x 37.7 cm (page dimensions)