Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Wind-sculptured hummocks 1915
Silver bromide print | 15.3 x 20.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580091
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.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1917
Frank Hurley (1885-1962) (photographer) [Photographer who accompanied the Transantarctic Expedition 1914-16]
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
15.3 x 20.5 cm (image) (image)
29.2 x 37.7 cm (page dimensions)