A major exhibiton of polar paintings and photographs is to be held during the first two weeks of August 2016 at Bonhams in London. The exhibition will showcase archive treasures from the art and photographic collections of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge.

The exhibition will bring together art work by Dr. Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912) and photographs taken by the photographer of Scott’s second expedition, Herbert Ponting. Also on show will be photographs taken by Captain Scott himself and art work by contemporary artists from the SPRI Antarctic Artist in Residence Programme, which is sponsored by Bonhams in co-operation with the SPRI and the Royal Navy.

This is the first chance to see a large exhibition of Wilson’s paintings in some years and is an opportunity not to be missed!