DUNDEE WHALING VOYAGE, 1892-1893. BURN MURDOCH (WILLIAM GORDON) A view of three ships, one presumed from the Dundee Whaling Expedition, with icebergs and penguins in the foreground, [c.1892]
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DUNDEE WHALING EXPEDITION, 1892-1893 BURN MURDOCH (WILLIAM GORDON) A view of three ships, one presumed from the Dundee Whaling Expedition, with icebergs and penguins in the foreground, [c.1892]
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DUNDEE WHALING EXPEDITION, 1892-1893
BURN MURDOCH (WILLIAM GORDON) A view of three whalers with icebergs and penguins in the foreground, watercolour on paper, signed "W.G. Burn Murdoch" in bottom left corner, mounted, laid down, image 113 x 176mm., [c.1892]

Footnotes

  • Murdoch (1862-1939) was an explorer and accomplished artist. He was the official expedition artist on the Dundee Antarctic Whaling Expedition of 1892-93 led by Captain Alexander Fairweather and William Speirs Bruce. The pioneering expedition, to the Weddell Sea, Falkland and South Sandwich Islands, on the whalers Balaena, Active, Diana and Pole Star (three of which are presumed to feature in this image), was considered to mark the commencement of the "Heroic Age" of Antarctic exploration. See following 2 lots for Murdoch's account of the expedition From Edinburgh to the Antarctic, 1894.
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