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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Ice flowers

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
1915
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
14.5 x 19.3 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580082
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

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’.

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Category: 
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