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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection


Herbert Island


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Accession no.: Y: 2018/1/3
Object name: Pencil sketch
Title: Herbert Island
Description: Artist's description: 'This 1986 expedtion "In the Footsteps of Peary" was organised by Commander Angus Erskine and led by Will Higgs. Jean Balfour, a past Chairman of the Countryside Commission for Scotland, and John Arnott, of the BBC, were amongst its members. Though Sir Wally Herbert, arguably the first man to walk to the North Pole (1968-9), lived with the Inuitn on Herbert Island, the island was named after [an] earlier explorer with the same surname.'
Medium: Pencil sketch
Artist: Woolmore, Ray
Note: Location: looking south-west across the ice-covered Murchison Sound from Quannaq. Approx. lat. 77°30'N, long. 70°00'W.
  • Picture: Width: 171mm, height: 121mm
  • mount: Dimensions: ?
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