Lot #327
Frank Hurley Original Sketch

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Estimate: $1500+


Australian photographer and adventurer (1885-1962) who participated in a number of expeditions to Antarctica and served as an official photographer with Australian forces during both world wars. Hurley was also the official photographer on Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition which set out in 1914 and was marooned until August 1916. Original self-portrait sketch by Frank Hurley, depicting himself as the official photographer of Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Accomplished in pencil on an off-white 7 x 4.25 album page, the drawing shows Hurley photographing a pair of penguins, with an ice field and the Endurance pictured in the background. Signed in the lower right, "F. Hurley, Shackleton, Expn, 1916," and marked in the lower left, "In Latitude 76° 'Frozen In.'" In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Revolutionary War
  • Dates: #612 - Ended July 14, 2021

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