Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Hurley and Sir Ernest Shackleton at Patience Camp Dec 1915Jan 1916
Silver bromide print | 20.5 x 15.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2580103
Hurley and Sir Ernest Shackleton at Patience Camp. [Photographs of scenes and incidents in connection with the happenings to the Weddell Sea Party, 1914, 1915, 1916] Dec 1915Jan 1916
In this portrait - taken after the 'Endurance' had sunk - Shackleton (1874-1922) gazes thoughtfully at the camera while Hurley skins a penguin, next to a stove which he probably made himself. Hurley was an extremely efficient handyman as well as an accomplished photographer, and many of the electrical and practical devices on which the men relied for their comfort were manufactured by him.
ProvenancePresented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
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