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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection


Humpbacks, Gerlache Strait II

Accession no.: Y: 2018/12
Object name: Painting
Title: Humpbacks, Gerlache Strait II
Description: An acrylic painting on canvas of a pod of humpack whales, visible by their flukes, backs and spouts, in the waters of the Gerlache Strait, Antarctica, with the ridges of ice abutting the water behind. Framed and glazed. The painting was given to the Scott Polar Research Institute in 2018 by the artist, Darren Rees, former Friends of SPRI Antarctic Artist in Residence for 2014-15.
Medium: Painting
Classified name:
SPRI theme paintings
Geographic area Antarctica > Palmer Arch > Gerlache Strait
Getty AAT
  • Width: 730mm, height: 935mm, depth: 50mm