The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography
 
 

The departing sun

1915

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