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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection


Ice-bergs at the mouth of McCormick Fjord


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Accession no.: Y: 2018/1/4
Object name: Pencil sketch
Title: Ice-bergs at the mouth of McCormick Fjord
Description: Artist's description: 'Very little was left of Peary's Hut, apart from a few rusty nails, at this extremely cold location. The expedition walked north-eastwards along the Fjord, finding a few examples of the Labrador Tea plant. Eventually the expedition was picked up by the Inuit boat returning John Arnott from his BBC recording project in Siorapaluk, the most northerly inhabited village in Greenland.'
Medium: Pencil sketch
Artist: Woolmore, Ray
Note: Location: this sketch is drawn looking northwards across the Fjord, from nearby the location of Robert Peary's Cripple Beach Hut, his winter quarters 1891/2. Lat. 77°40'N, long. 72°W.
  • Picture: Width: 170mm, height: 122mm
  • mount: Dimensions: ?
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