PONTING (HERBERT G.) "The Castle Berg", large carbon print, [c.1912]
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PONTING (HERBERT G.) "The Castle Berg", large carbon print, [c.1912]
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"The Castle Berg", very large green carbon print, Ponting signature in blind in the image, verso with label stamped with Ponting's name and with the caption and the 'No. 71' added in his hand, image 550 x 735mm., [c.1912]


  • "This as the most beautiful iceberg seen by the Expedition. It was frozen into the ice about a mile from the hut, and provided Mr. Ponting with material for many fine studies. In shape it resembled a fine old medieval castle, hence the name given it. It was about 100 feet high, and was a good example of the picturesque shapes into which overturned icebergs are sometimes worn by the erosive action of the wind and water" No. 71. Fine Art Society Exhibition catalogue.
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