Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
The Endurance in the garb of winter Jun 1915
Silver bromide print | 20.2 x 15.2 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580087
Photograph of the bow and part of the left side of Endurance, lit by flashlight in the darkness of the night.
This is probably Hurley’s best-known photograph, which he took with flashlights at -38 °F/-39 °C. It was later used on the front cover of Shackleton’s account of the expedition, South. Hurley described the scene in his autobiography:
Never did the ship look quite so beautiful as when the bright moonlight etched her in inky silhouette, or transformed her into a vessel from fairy-land.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1917
Frank Hurley (1885-1962) (photographer)
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
20.2 x 15.2 cm (image) (image)
29.2 x 37.7 cm (page dimensions)