100 years later, Bonhams reunites artwork from final Captain Scott expedition



2016-08-02 14:50:57

A series of incredible photographs and paintings taken during Captain Scott's fatal Antarctic expedition are to go on display-100 years later than expected.

Photographer Herbert Ponting and artist Edward Wilson collaborated during the expedition and had planned on holding a joint exhibition of their work once they returned back to London. 

It was not to be however as Wilson, along with Captain Scott and Henry Bowers, starved and froze to death in the March of 1912. 

Photographer Ponting had left the expedition early to bring his film and negatives back to England. Before he left Wilson handed him a parcel containing some of his sketches, proclaiming it his 'earnest hope' that their work may be exhibited together.

Instead, separate exhibitions of their work were held, Wilson’s at the Alpine Club, Ponting’s near the Bonham’s saleroom at the Fine Arts Society.

Now for the first time Wilson's wishes will be granted as both men's work goes on display at Bonhams. 

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2016-08-03 10:03:56

Great story. Though I don't understand why Ponting didn't arrange this sooner as a tribute to his lost friend?

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