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Antarctic Expedition - Scott Memorial Plaque
SCOTT, Robert Falcon.

Antarctic Expedition - Scott Memorial Plaque

Availability: In stock

Published: [c.1913]

Stock Code: 100744

£2,750
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

Attractive commemorative souvenir, Scott's widow herself received a silver version of the piece. The Polar scenes are based on photographs by Bowers and Ponting that appeared in issues of the Daily Mirror - the newspaper had exclusive rights to all expedition photographs - for either 12 February, the day on which Scott's death was announced, or the "Captain Scott Number" of 21 May, 1913, which published the first images of Scott's party at the Pole.

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Description

Embossed bronzed copper plaque (255 x 355 mm), in original ebonized wood frame (framed size, 367 x 455 mm).

Illustrations

Wide border of laurels, twined with a wreath bearing the names of those who died on the expedition, at the corners are roundels with portraits of Scott, his wife Kathleen, and their son Peter, and the cross atop Scott's grave cairn; the border encloses a

Condition

Some minor wear to the frame, with a few expert repairs, but overall in excellent condition.

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