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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.

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Captain Scott's Birthday Dinner, 6 June 1911, by Herbert George Ponting - NPG P1100

Captain Scott's Birthday Dinner, 6 June 1911

by Herbert George Ponting
carbon print, 6 June 1911
NPG P1100

Edward Adrian Wilson, by Herbert George Ponting - NPG P1366

Edward Adrian Wilson

by Herbert George Ponting
gelatin silver print, 19 May 1911
NPG P1366

Edward Adrian Wilson, by Herbert George Ponting - NPG P881

Edward Adrian Wilson

by Herbert George Ponting
carbon print, 1911
NPG P881

'The Polar Party at the South Pole' (Lawrence Oates; Birdie Bowers; Robert Falcon Scott; Edward Adrian Wilson; Edgar Evans), by Henry Robertson ('Birdie') Bowers, added to by  Herbert George Ponting - NPG x135720

'The Polar Party at the South Pole' (Lawrence Oates; Birdie Bowers; Robert Falcon Scott; Edward Adrian Wilson; Edgar Evans)

by Henry Robertson ('Birdie') Bowers, added to by Herbert George Ponting
vintage print, 17 January 1912
NPG x135720

Edward Adrian Wilson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x82251

Edward Adrian Wilson

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x82251

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