DEBENHAM (FRANK) "Drawing of Stareek, my leading sledge dog on the Scott Expedition of 1910-13"
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DEBENHAM (FRANK)
"Drawing of Stareek, my leading sledge dog on the Scott Expedition of 1910-13"
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,941) inc. premium
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DEBENHAM (FRANK)
"Drawing of Stareek, my leading sledge dog on the Scott Expedition of 1910-13", ink sketch (100 x 80mm.) pasted onto larger sheet, signed and inscribed below, horizontal crease, and short tear at lower right, framed, [first half 20th century]

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  • The inscription continues, "On one occasion he followed a party for 150 miles in 18 days without food." Debenham was invited to join Scott's ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic as the expedition's geologist. He later founded the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge as a memorial to Scott, and was its Director until 1946.

    Provenance: an employee at Cheshunt Park, home of the Debenham family; thence by descent.
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