Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
The departing sun 1915
Silver bromide print | RCIN 2580069
Photograph of the "Endurance" in the right of the background in silhouette against the sky. Ice floes dominate the foreground. 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.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1917
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The Departing Sun, Winter 1915. [Photographs of scenes and incidents in connection with the happenings to the Weddell Sea Party, 1914, 1915, 1916].