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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection

 

Laurens Peninsula, Heard Island, 1953

Image
Accession no.: Y: 2006/48/19
Object name: Print
Title: Laurens Peninsula, Heard Island, 1953
Description: One of a limited edition folio of 24 photo lithographs from drawings of Heard Island and the Framnes Mountains by Fred Elliott. They are based on photographs taken when he was a member of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions to Heard Island in 1953, and Mawson in 1955 and 1958. An art teacher for some forty years, Elliott said he always intended to 'do something' with his extensive photographs, but this had to wait until his retirement in 1990. Heard Island lies in the Southern Ocean, about half-way between Australia and South Africa, and 1,500km north of the Antarctic. ANARE maintained a station on the island between 1948 and 1954. The Framnes Mountains is the collective name for a series of ranges, mountains and nunataks near the ANARE Mawson Station in MacRobertson Land, Antarctica.
Medium: Print
Artist: Elliott, Fred
Note: Printed at the Australian Print Workshop Inc, Melbourne, each lithograph is titled, numbered and signed by the artist, and has been printed on Aquarelle Arches 300gsm white paper. The folio is limited to an edition of 40. SPRI's boxed-edition is numbered 32/40 and was given to SPRI by Mr J Ward in 1997.
Dimensions:
  • Picture: Width: 205mm, height: 140mm
  • sheet: Width: 380mm, height: 280mm