Cecil Henry Meares

1 portrait

Cecil Henry Meares, by Herbert George Ponting, 1911 - NPG P209 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Cecil Henry Meares

by Herbert George Ponting
bromide print, 1911
17 7/8 in. x 13 in. (454 mm x 330 mm)
Purchased, 1982
Primary Collection
NPG P209


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Sitterback to top

  • Cecil Henry Meares (1877-1937), Lieutenant-Colonel, linguist and Antarctic explorer. Sitter in 3 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935), Photographer; antarctic explorer. Artist of 11 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

This portraitback to top

Lieutenant-Colonel, linguist and Antarctic explorer. He is seen in this portrait with Osman, the leader of the dog pack. Osman survived the extreme conditions of the Antarctic and lived the rest of his life in New Zealand.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Rolley, Katrina; Aish, Caroline, Fashion in Photographs 1900-1920, 1992, p. 73
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 424