Now representing: Scott Polar Research Institute

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Robert Falcon Scott's death and the race to the South Pole by the teams from Norway and England. Paintings and drawings created on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) are among the images available for licensing from the collection.

Western range of mountains in McMurdo Sound, sunset, 4:30pm, April 11, 1902 (w/c on paper) by Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912) Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

Western range of mountains in McMurdo Sound, sunset, 4:30pm, April 11, 1902 (w/c on paper) by Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912) Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

The Scott Polar Research Institute  at the University of Cambridge is a long-established center for research into both polar regions and was a finalist institution for Art Fund Prize 2011, the UK's largest arts fundraising endowment.
 
The collection contains stunning images taken from the very early days of exploration to both the Arctic and the Antarctic, particularly those of the expeditions led by Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton, providing a documentary record of all aspects of life in the polar regions, ranging through science, glaciology, scenery and ethnography.

Highlights of the collection available for licensing via the Bridgeman Art Library include portraits of polar explorers, observations of indigenous peoples encountered, renderings of daily life on the polar ice cap and delicate, beautiful watercolours of Antarctic landscapes and creatures by Edward Adrian Wilson.  

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Entering the Polar sea, 82.17 N, c. 1875 (w/c on paper) by Edward Lawton Moss/ Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

Entering the Polar sea, 82.17 N, c. 1875 (w/c on paper) by Edward Lawton Moss/ Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

First discovery of land by HMS Investigator, September 6th, 1850, 1854 (colour litho) by Samuel Gurney Cresswell/ Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

First discovery of land by HMS Investigator, September 6th, 1850, 1854 (colour litho) by Samuel Gurney Cresswell/ Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

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