The departing sun


Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917


An example of Hurley’s fascination with the texture of the ice hummocks, their contours softened by windblown snow and the dying sunlight sparkling on the surface. From late March the sun gradually began to disappear, at the start of the Antarctic winter.

Silver bromide print

15.3 x 20.4 cm

RCIN 2580069