Edward Adrian Wilson(1872-1912), Naturalist and Antarctic explorer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Naturalist and Antarctic explorer. First went to the Antarctic with Robert Scott in the Discovery (1900-04). On his return to England he prepared a monograph on birds and mammals observed during the expedition and contributed illustrations to Barrett-Hamilton's History of Mammals (1910). Returned to the Antarctic on Scott's 1910 expedition on the Terra Nova as head of the scientific staff. Wilson with Oates, Bowers, Evans and Scott, reached the South Pole on 18 January 1912 just after Norwegian Roald Amundsen but all the party died on the return journey.
by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 17 January 1912
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery