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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Wind-sculptured hummocks

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
1915
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
15.3 x 20.5 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580091
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

Photograph of the "Endurance' trapped in ice, viewed accross smoothly contoured ice hummocks.

Endurance sits benignly at rest in the midst of the ice field. A recent blizzard has coated the hummocks in a layer of snow, softening the contours. All looks peaceful, but within a few months these same hummocks will have crushed the ship.

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Category: 
Photographs