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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection


Elephant Island

Accession no.: Y: 77/5/10
Object name: Watercolour
Title: Elephant Island
Description: One of thirteen watercolours by W.E. How, A.B. on Shackleton's Endurance, 1914-16, and presented by him to Alfred Stephenson.
Medium: Watercolour
Artist: How, W.E.
Note: Text, on reverse: '22 men lived and existed under the most appalling conditions beneath the two upturned boats for four and a half months, whilst Shackleton and five companions sailed off in the James Caird to obtain relief from South Georgia. But eventually rescued and landed in Puenta Arenas, Chile'.
  • Width: 175mm, height: 250mm