SCOTT, Robert Falcon.
Scott memorial portrait.
[Titled:] Captain Robert Falcon Scott, R.N., C.V.O., F.R.G.S.; Leader of the National Antarctic Expeditions 1901-1904 & 1910-1912; Born June 6th 1868. Died March 1912.
Following the announcement of the death of Scott, the photographers Maull & Fox issued an advertising leaflet; “Messrs. Maull & Fox being the proprietors of the copyright in the only photographs of the Late Captain Robert Falcon Scott, R.N., C.V.O. taken in his full dress uniform, wearing his decorations: have prepared from his favourite likeness a photogravure plate …” Scott is wearing the collar of Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, and his Polar medal awarded in 1905 for the Discovery Expedition, both now in the collection of the British Museum. The publisher enhanced the image by the addition of a facsimile signature.
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Photogravure (400 x 240 mm). Framed and glazed in a contemporary stained oak frame with gilt sight-line.. Slight scrape in the left-hand margin, a little toned, but overall very good.