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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection


Antarctic Love-Birds

Accession no.: Y: 2018/18
Object name: Sketch
Title: Antarctic Love-Birds
Description: A pencil and watercolour sketch with caricatures of Harry Lewin Lee Pennell on the left and Edward Leicester Atkinson on the right, both depicted as birds with their epaulets as wings and coat tails as tail feathers. Pennell and Atkinson are perched on a branch, with Atkinson smoking a pipe and facing Pennell who is delivering comical orders in a speech bubble above. A sign in the foreground is titled 'ANTARCTIC LOVE-BIRDS. (Penelopatchicus antarctica) B.A.E. Collection', suggesting the cartoon was made aboard Terra Nova during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913.
Medium: Sketch
Classified name:
SPRI theme sketches
Geographic area >
Getty AAT
Note: A possible submission for the South Polar Times
  • Width: 258mm, height: 357mm