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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922), Antarctic explorer

Sitter in 14 portraits
Polar explorer. Born at Kilkee, Ireland, Shackleton was a junior officer on Discovery on the National Antarctic Expedition under Captain Scott in 1901. His own expedition in Nimrod (1907-9) succeeded in reaching the South Magnetic Pole and scaling Mount Erebus. In 1914 he commanded the Trans-Antarctic Expedition in Endurance. When the ship was crushed by ice, using sledges and boats he guided its company 200 miles to safety. He and five companions then sailed a further 800 miles in a small boat to the island of South Georgia to find rescue. He died in South Georgia.

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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

by Reginald Grenville Eves
oil on canvas, 1921
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1900s
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Sir Edwin Pears; Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 29 June 1909
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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Roland Parker Stone, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 29 June 1909
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'Sir Benjamin Stone's Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 29 June 1909
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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), and Katharine Legat (née Edis)
sepia-toned platinum print on photographers' card mount, August 1910
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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

published by E.A. Farnol
postcard print, 1910s
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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

by Charles Robert Watson
vintage print, 1910s
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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), and Katharine Legat (née Edis)
platinum print on photographers' card mount, August 1910
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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1914
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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

by Alick P.F. Ritchie
chromolithograph, 1907 or after
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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1909
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