Officers of the 'Terra Nova'
1 portrait of Alfred Buchanan Cheetham
Officers of the 'Terra Nova'
by Herbert George Ponting
brown-toned silver print, 1910
13 1/8 in. x 17 7/8 in. (333 mm x 454 mm)
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- Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935), Photographer and antarctic explorer. Artist associated with 13 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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- Wilfred Montague Bruce (1874-1953). Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Alfred Buchanan Cheetham (1868-1918), Seaman and explorer on Antarctic expeditions. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- James R. Dennistoun. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Francis R.H. Drake. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Denis Gascoigne Lillie (1884-1963), Caricaturist and marine biologist. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist of 5 portraits. Identify
- Henry Lewin Lee Pennell (1882-1916), Royal Navy Officer. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Henry E. De P. Rennick (1881-1914), Naval Lieutenant Commander. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- William Williams (active 1910), Naval engineer; member of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
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One of a number of photographs by Herbert Ponting of the crew of the Terra Nova, Scott's ship on his last expedition. The presence of James Dennistoun at the far left suggests that this photograph may date from December, 1910, on the vessel's first voyage south from New Zealand. The best known travel photographer of the period, Ponting broke new ground when invited by Scott to accompany him to the Antarctic. Ponting's superb photographs are a remarkable record of the ill-fated expedition.
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Events of 1910back to top
Current affairsGeorge V succeeds Edward VII to the throne.
The Liberals win narrow victories after calling two General Elections following escalating tension between the Liberal administration and the Lords reached crisis point with the Lords' unprecedented rejection of Lloyd George's 1909 budget. The budget included tax reform intended to fund social reform and a rearmament programme, but was seen by the Conservative Lords as an assault on property.
Art and scienceThe critic and Bloomsbury group member Roger Fry curates a ground-breaking and, at the time, shocking exhibition in London's Grafton Galleries, Manet and the Post-Impressionists. The exhibition introduces the work of contemporary European artists to the London art establishment, including Manet, Cezanne, Gaugin and Van Gogh, and Fry became a champion of modern art, coining the term 'Post-Impressionism'.
InternationalJapan annexes Korea as a colony, an indication of Japan's ambitious imperialist aims and attempts to control trade and influence in East Asia. Japanese occupation of Korea lasted until 1945, after Japan surrendered to the Allied forces at the end of the Second World War and Korea was divided in two by the United States and the Soviet Union.
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