HERBERT PONTING

19 FEBRUARY - 23 MARCH 2013

Over 60 photographs, taken from the legendary 1910 British Antarctic expedition, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott.

This will be the largest and most varied exhibition of Ponting prints ever staged in London.

All are platinum prints, produced using the original negatives.

The British Antarctic Expedition, also called the Terra Nova Expedition, was Scott's second attempt to reach the South Pole, and has become infamous as a tragic, but heroic, story of polar exploration. Hired by Scott as the expedition's camera artist', Herbert Ponting was the first professional photographer to go to the Antarctic, and perfected the use of his large and cumbersome equipment in the most difficult of conditions.

Constituting one of the most compelling visual records in the history of exploration, Ponting's photographs provide us with a vivid account of the expedition. The images capture the men, their rations, their cold-weather clothing, and the very weight of their burdens while sledging. They also record both the exploration of Antarctica and the scientific investigations of the icy continent and adjacent ocean, emphasising the twin goals of the expedition.

Ponting's images remain some of the most beautiful and compelling photographs of the Antarctic ever taken.

THE TERRA NOVA HELD UP IN THE PACK, 13 DECEMBER 1910 (I) by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

THE TERRA NOVA HELD UP IN THE PACK, 13 DECEMBER 1910 (I)

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CAPTAIN OATES AND SOME OF THE PONIES, DECEMBER 1911 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CAPTAIN OATES AND SOME OF THE PONIES, DECEMBER 1911

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GRAN, TAYLOR AND WRIGHT IN THE ICE PACK FROM THE MAINTOP OF THE TERRA NOVA, DECEMBER 22 1910 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

GRAN, TAYLOR AND WRIGHT IN THE ICE PACK FROM THE MAINTOP OF THE TERRA NOVA, DECEMBER 22 1910

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CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT IN HIS DEN, 7 OCTOBER 1911 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT IN HIS DEN, 7 OCTOBER 1911

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F DEBENHAM MAKING  A PLANE TABLE SURVEY, SEPTEMBER 9 1911 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

F DEBENHAM MAKING A PLANE TABLE SURVEY, SEPTEMBER 9 1911

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BEAUTIFUL BROKEN ICE, REFLECTIONS AND THE TERRA NOVA, 7 JANUARY 1911 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BEAUTIFUL BROKEN ICE, REFLECTIONS AND THE TERRA NOVA, 7 JANUARY 1911

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EREBUS AND DOME CLOUD FROM WEST BEACH, TWO THIRTY PM, ICICLED FOREGROUND, MARCH 7 1911 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

EREBUS AND DOME CLOUD FROM WEST BEACH, TWO THIRTY PM, ICICLED FOREGROUND, MARCH 7 1911

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TENEMENTS BUNKS IN THE HUT, LIEUTENANT BOWERS, APSLEY CHERRY GARRARD, CAPTAIN LAWRENCE OATES, CECIL MEARES AND DR EDWARD ATKINSON, 9 OCTOBER 1911 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

TENEMENTS BUNKS IN THE HUT, LIEUTENANT BOWERS, APSLEY CHERRY GARRARD, CAPTAIN LAWRENCE OATES, CECIL MEARES AND DR EDWARD ATKINSON, 9 OCTOBER 1911

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BERNARD DAY ON HIS RETURN FROM THE BARRIER, 21 DECEMBER 1911 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BERNARD DAY ON HIS RETURN FROM THE BARRIER, 21 DECEMBER 1911

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SLEDGING RATIONS FOR 1 MAN FOR 1 DAY by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SLEDGING RATIONS FOR 1 MAN FOR 1 DAY

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CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT, 13 APRIL 1911 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT, 13 APRIL 1911

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APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD ON RETURN FROM THE BARRIER, 29 JANUARY 1912 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD ON RETURN FROM THE BARRIER, 29 JANUARY 1912

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PATRICK KEOHANE ON RETURN FROM THE BARRIER, 29 JANUARY 1912 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PATRICK KEOHANE ON RETURN FROM THE BARRIER, 29 JANUARY 1912

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CAPTAIN SCOTT AND THE GROUP TAKEN ON RETURN OF THE SOUTHERN PARTY, APRIL 13 1911 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CAPTAIN SCOTT AND THE GROUP TAKEN ON RETURN OF THE SOUTHERN PARTY, APRIL 13 1911

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HEINZ ADVERTISEMENT, JANUARY 9 1912 by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

HEINZ ADVERTISEMENT, JANUARY 9 1912

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CHRIS AND THE GRAMOPHONE by HERBERT PONTING (1870-1935) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHRIS AND THE GRAMOPHONE

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