Lawrence Edward Grace Oates(1880-1912), Antarctic explorer
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Antarctic explorer; member of Scott's expedition which reached the South Pole in 1912; on the return, Oates walked to his death in a blizzard to try to save his companions. Nicknamed 'the soldier' and called by Scott 'the cheery old pessimist', he was devoted to animals.
by Herbert George Ponting
toned bromide print, 1910
by Henry Robertson ('Birdie') Bowers, added to by Herbert George Ponting
vintage print, 17 January 1912