Dr Edward Wilson

October 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914


Edward Wilson (1872-1912) had previously been to Antarctica on the Discovery expedition with Scott in 1901-4. In 1910 Scott appointed him Chief of Scientific Staff for the Terra Nova expedition. As well as being a qualified doctor, Wilson had a keen interest in natural history, and also produced a large number of watercolours and sketches on the expedition.

Toned silver bromide print

45.6 x 33.4 cm

RCIN 2580034