Wilson made numerous sketches of the rookery at Cape Crozier in 1903, including a pencil study of the same scene ('The Great Ice Barrier, a view looking East from Cape Corzier'), and variants now in the collection of the Scott Polar Research Institute, cambridge. Dr. Edmund Wilson's 118-year old painting of a bird was discovered in an historic hut in Cape Adare, Antarctica. Sir Archibald Geikie (1835-1924), the noted geologist, was from 1908-1912 president of the Royal Society. Presumably given to Shackleton by 'Billy' on the outward voyage of the Discovery as a souvenir of these 'early hours' spent together. Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912) Mount Erebus and Castle Rock watercolour on paper 5 1/8 x 8 1/8in. Estimate: Midday in Midwinter signed and dated 'Edward. (on sheet verso) watercolour 19 x 28.5cm (7 1/2 x 11 1/4in). Mountain range, McMurdo Straitsigned 'E A Wilson' (lower left)watercolour on paper2 7/8 x 4 1/2 in. Every canvas print is hand-crafted in the USA, made on-demand at iCanvas and expertly stretched around … (14.3 x 23.5cm.) Wilson, Diary of the 'Terra Nova' Expedition.., New York: 1982, p.119). View all items in the SaleContact the Specialist to discuss this lot or saleEmail: Jon BaddeleyTel: +44 8700 273624 Edward Adrian Wilson, December 1909 Artist: Alfred Usher Soord, 1868-1915. (on sheet verso) July 17, 1910 - looking East watercolour 10 x 7in. Although they broke the record for the South by over 200 miles, having pushed 300 miles South, they had made disappointing progress and barely survived the journey home, suffering from scurvy, snowblindness and starvation. One of the most prominent figures of early Antarctic exploration because of his easy manner and the great respect he received from the men he worked with, because of the paintings and drawings he made … Description: $4,380 - $7,300. Scottâs last letter to Mrs. Wilson; Wilsonâs last letter to Ory; Kathleen Scott to Mrs. Wilson, 10 May ; and several other related transcriptions and typed copies, in all 23 pages, one on Westal headed paper, mostly 8vo; 2 telegrams announcing Wilson success in his MB examinations at Cambridge in 1900, and another sent by Ory Wilson from Christchurch to Wilsonâs parents at Westal, Cheltenham (small quantity)Estimate: Â£800 - 1,000 (7). ), Estimate: Dr. Edward Adrian Wilson BA, MB (Cantab. $1,450 - $2,175. [ And :] Autograph letter signed by F.G. Wilson to Mrs Pye Smith, 22 December 1913, accompanying the portrait photograph, 'his father wrote the name underneath & this is the one we all like best'. . It was a fine scene, for although the wind blew with great force, the sky was comparatively clear. (7.4 x 11.3cm. 01.; and False Bay. The Society was one of the main sponsors of the expedition, and Geikie a great supporter of its scientific aims. Autograph letter signed ('Yours ever, Bill') to Charles Royds ('My dear old Charlie boy'), Winter Quarters, Cape Evans, 8 January 1911, on paper with embossed British Antarctic Expedition vignette stamp, four pages, 8vo, on a bifolium; autograph envelope. - From the beautiful Lunar Corona, Cape Evans, McMurdo Sound at Cape Evans, to the striking Antarctic Landscape - handmade oil painting reproductions of all of Edward Adrian Wilson's most popular paintings are available at 1st-Art-Gallery.com. On 15 April, precisely two months before the final departure from Cardiff, Wilson is in a fury of activity -- 'I have so much on hand that you must see yourself that I do not hinder your preparations -- we must get things ready'; as much gear as possible is to be loaded in London before the ship's departure from there on 1 June. Description: 1903. signed with initials 'E.A.W.' NOTES 'And so that night [19 February 1904], running swiftly through the water with a howling gale behind, we saw the last of the McMurdo Sound. and participating auction houses. Prices at auctions for Drawing-Watercolor artworks by Edward Adrian WILSON: lots for artist Edward Adrian WILSON sold at auctions. Estimate: Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Pye Smith, 41 St Mark's Road, 22 December 1913, accompanying the portrait photograph 'his father wrote the name underneath & this is the one we all like best', one page, 8vo, integral blank. $2,920 - $4,380. "Morning" & "Terra Nova" following the "Discovery" out of McMurdo Strait, Feb.19.04 Midnight inscribed as title on a sheet attached to the mount watercolour laid down on paper 43/4 x 81/8in. 17. Can't find the painting that you are looking for? 43/4 x 8in. An Antarctic vista with two figures in the distance, watercolour and pencil on paper, framed and glazed, image to view 365 x 260mm., [1911? 1904. inscribed and dated as titles on the mounts watercolour, shaped top corners, unframed 5 7/8 x 9in. I, August 1902. Description: ), mounted on card with photographer's gilt credit stamp, inscribed 'Edward Adrian Wilson BA. Her husband was the polar explorer Edward Adrian Wilson All the forenoon and afternoon I spent in sketching them.' PROVENANCE: Mrs Edward Wilson (Oriana Souper) and thence by descent to her grand niece, the present owner. PROVENANCE: By descent from the artist to the present owner. (12.1 x 20.6cm.) (one) Two English Landscapes the first signed and dated 'Ted. Description: Edward Adrian Wilson FZS ("Uncle Bill") (23 July 1872 – 29 March 1912) was an English physician, polar explorer, natural historian, painter and ornithologist. Slopes of Mount Erebus with inscription 'Antarctic sketch by/Dr.E.A.Wilson of/Capt.Scott's Expedition./Presented to F.A.A. (19.6 x 25.4cm.) Erebus - Aug. 31. pulmonary tuberculosis]'; ending 'I hope when I next write it will be to say that we have made good use of our staff and opportunities'. Description: if (MM_FlashCanPlay) Today is our actual midnight, the day on which the sun gives us least light and is farthest from us. (6), Estimate: $7,250 - $10,150. Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912): polar explorer and artist. 'The Camp at the South Pole' [18 January 1912] gelatin silver print 12 x 15in. NOTES Scott, Wilson and Shackleton made up the Southern Party which set off from Discovery 's base on 2 November 1902 on the first ever concerted attempt to explore the interior of the Antarctic continent. Description: Evans, thanking the Wilsons for their hospitality âI was so glad to stay at Poor Uncle Billâs homeâ, Dean Park House, Edinburgh, 20 Nov. 1913; and 2 others, 22 pages, mostly 8vo, Estimate: 1912); âThe Tent (Antarctic Regions 1912)â; âOur Billâ (on the return to Cape Evans from Cape Crozier, Midwinter 1911); âThe Sleeping Bagâ (Ponting and Meares, Cape Evans 1911); Life in the Antarctic or The Protoplasine Cycle, 12 pages, all but the last 4to; Family transcriptions of key letters (some extracts) regarding their son Ted: Capt. 11'penciltogether with a watercolour by the same hand dated 'Jan 4. If however he stops for another year, I shall also stop with him', ending with a rider that 'these are not public facts, so use them with discretion', and comments on his own wellbeing. South Africa. Wilson' (lower left) and inscribed 'An Emperor Penguin Rookery' (to mount)watercolour over pencil20 x 13.5cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/16in). PROVENANCE: By descent from the artist to the present owner. Â£2,000 - Â£3,000. A large iceberg signed 'Edward A Wilson' (lower right)watercolour13 x 22cm (5 1/8 x 8 11/16in). PROVENANCE: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922), and thence by descent. (7 1/2 Wilson') to Sir Archibald Geikie, Madeira (2), Cape Town and Christchurch, 23 June - 27 November 1910, on paper with embossed British Antarctic Expedition vignette stamp, together 14 pages, 4to and 8vo. They were out for three months, running south along the western edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, reaching their Furthest South on 30 December 1902 at 82o17's where Nimrod glacier flows into the Ross Ice Shelf. Â£800 - Â£1,000, Description: There are nine of them, all sorts of shapes, of columnar basalt like Giant's Causeway. Estimate: (22.8 x 15cm.). On 14 October she sailed out of Simon's Bay to False Bay past Danger Point and on to New Zealand. Related plates after Wilson's original Crozier drawings include the frontispiece to volume II of Scott's The Voyage of the 'Discovery' ('Emperor Penguin Rookery'). (31.8 x 22.9cm.) Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000 Description: Dr Edward Adrian Wilson (British, 1872-1912) 'The Slopes of Ferrar & Pram Point - from Crater Hill', Antarctica inscribed as titled and further inscribed and dated 'Midday - aug. Exhibition of Antarctic Sketches and Water Colours, Drawings of Swiss & Norwegian Scenery, Studies of Birds, etc... at the Municipal Art Gallery, Cheltentham, listing upwards of 250 items, publisher's printed wrappers, 8vo, Cheltenham, Geo. Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts. In the fourth,'You will be glad I am sure to have a last line from us before we leave... for the South', commenting on how smoothly everything is going, with one exception: 'We had a blow in finding that J. Allan Thomson... was suffering from phthisis [i.e. Their work was featured in an exhibition at The Fine Art Society, London.Edward Adrian Wilson's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from $937 USD to $21,515 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Wilson/no 236 A Catalogue' on a label attached to the backing board watercolour, shaped top corners 5 5/8 x 91/4in. "Discovery" Expedition, Farthest South ever reached, Dec.29, 1902 signed and dated 'Edward A.Wilson - 1905' (lower left) watercolour 71/2 x 103/4in. Description: ), Estimate: (19.1 x 27.3cm.). Estimate: The second watercolour dates to the return voyage of Discovery from the Antarctic, passing through the nine islets early on 24 February 1904: 'Turned out at 7 a.m. with a glorious view of the very fantastic Possession Islands, discovered by Ross. "Discovery" Expedition, Farthest South ever reached, Dec. 29, 1902 signed and dated 'Edward A. Wilson - 1905' (lower left) inscribed 'No 267/274' on the reverse watercolour 71/2 x 103/4in. Lot 18: Dr Edward Adrian Wilson (British, 1872-1912) A collection of original pencil drawings, Lot 19: Dr Edward Adrian Wilson (British, 1872-1912) Mount Erebus, Lot 20: Dr Edward Adrian Wilson (British, 1872-1912) A large iceberg, Lot 21: Dr Edward Adrian Wilson (British, 1872-1912) The Cape Barne glacier together with a watercolour by the same hand dated 'Jan 4. 1899; W.L. DR EDWARD ADRIAN WILSON (1872-1912) 'Near Hut Point Antarctica'', watercolour, 13.5 x 21cm Dr Wilson, famous for accompanying Captain Scott on his expeditions to the South Pole, Estimate: 1902.; and Possession Islands. Family transcriptions of nine poems relating to the British Antarctic Expedition including his son Tedâs âThe Barrier Silenceâ, as well as: âTo Blossomâ (on the Ice Barrier - Blossom depot Jan I. The last sight of Mount Discovery: SS. signed and inscribed 'E.A. South Africa. 80% off a Hand Made Oil Painting Reproduction of King Bird of Paradise, one of the most famous paintings by Edward Adrian Wilson. A website devoted to Dr Wilson is www.edwardawilson.com. (21.1 x 20.3cm. 'The Slopes of Ferrar & Pram Point - from Crater Hill', Antarctica Scott to Ory, 1 Oct. 1911; Capt. Together with a watercolour pencil caricature of Wilson as a Penguin entitled "Our Bill" and a watercolour paint box by Ackermann & Co. believed to be the property of Dr Edward Wilson. Our hut is most comfortable'; he reports on plans for depât laying - 'I shall be once more tent mate with Scott -- who is now always known as "the Owner"' -- and on his intentions for July for 'a night trip to Cape Crozier round the South side of the island to catch the Emperors laying eggs', before 'in October we start for the Pole -- and return, with it, I hope before the ship leaves in March 1912', adding that it is an 'open question' whether they will return then: 'I hope the Owner will go home in April 1912 -- then I shall return with him. The society was one of the main sponsors of the expedition, and Geikie a great supporter of the Scientific aims of the expedition. Estimate: Estimate: Feb. 24. Â£3,000 - Â£5,000, Description: Description: 1874 – 25 April 1945) was a British naturalist and humanitarian who received the Commander of the British Empire for her services during the First World War. Sunset, 7p.m., March.30.11, Hut Point, ski slope inscribed 'Sunset 7pm. Estimate: "Morning" & "Terra Nova" following the "Discovery" out of McMurdo Strait, Feb.19.04 Midnight inscribed as title on a sheet attached to the mount watercolour on paper 43/4 x 8 1/8in. PROVENANCE Mrs B.H. Portrait - seated, three-quarter length view. Sailing with Captain Scott aboard 'Discovery' (1901-1904), he became the last in a long tradition of 'exploration artists' from an age when pencil and water-colour were the main methods of producing accurate scientific records of new lands and animal species. We can paint any painting in any size, even if it's not listed on our website. His study of the breeding habits of the penguins (which anticipated that penguin embryology would shed light on ancestry of birds) was published in the second volume ( Zoology ) of the expeditions scientific results (see lot 151) and a summary of the two visits appears in Appendix II of Scott's The Voyage of the 'Discovery'. (31.4 x 20.5cm.) Sclater to Dr. Wilson, congratulating him on his selection for the National Antarctic Expedition and suggesting Ted should become F.Z.S., 26 Nov. 1900; Cyril Longhurst to Dr Wilson regarding Tedâs salary (a rise of Â£50 a year), on National Antarctic Expedition stationary, 4 January, 1904; Mrs. Reginald Smith (Isabel) to Mrs. Wilson, reporting the meeting of the British Association at Dundee where Clements Markham read a paper on Antarctic Exploration and that every mention of Ted was greeted with applause, Cortachy, Kirriemuir, 11 Sept. 1912; Raymond Priestley to Dr. Wilson on British Antarctic Expedition stationary, informing that he is sending to Wilson some geological specimens, that he brought home from Cape Royds, probably collected by Dr. Koettlitz in the Western Mountains, signature cut out, The Grammar School, Tewkesbury, 9 Sept. 1913; Edward R.G.R. Collection of autograph letters addressed either to Ted Wilsonâs father or mother, regarding their son: Doctor at Davos to Dr. Wilson, 5 pages on Tedâs health, 26 Mar. He would join Scott's Discovery expedition in 1901 as surgeon, artist and zoologist, sailing on 6 August, just three weeks after his marriage to Oriana Souper. ), FZS was born in Montpellier Parade, Cheltenham on 23 July 1872. A fine letter, full of the optimism of unfulfilled hopes: the Cape Crozier trip was to turn into the nightmare journey described by Cherry Garrard as 'the worst journey in the world'; and March 1912 was to bring only Evans' and Scott's deaths. Description: (14.9 x 22.8cm.) In the early years of the 20th century, he was one of the major influences and personalities of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration and has also been recognised as one of the top ranking ornithologists and naturalists in the UK during this period. We certainly don't get much light from him at present and yet we cannot forget him, because there is still, on clear days, a line of twilight with a faint orange red tint along the northern horizon, not much to boast of, nor enough to pierce the thinnest clouds which make things very dark indeed.' Choose from 49 pictures in our Edward Adrian Wilson collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. The last sight of Mount Discovery: SS. Edward Wilson is remembered as the artist of the British Antarctic Expedition. Further letters concern books to be taken, and microscopes ('As yet I have had no list of your wants at all, but I know it must be particularly difficult for you') and the possiblity of a grant from a Canadian institution in return for collecting Antarctic geological samples. Dr Edward Adrian Wilson (British, 1872-1912) Away to the south-west behind the ragged storm clouds could be seen the deep red of the setting sun, against which there stood in sharp outline the dark forms of the western mountains and the familiar cone of Mount Discovery. Kevin.Brown@imperial.nhs.uk Comment in J Med Biogr. (upper centre)pencil on paper watermarked three lions nonpareil wove 7Â¾ x 10in. $8,760 - $11,680. (25.4 x 17.8cm.) South Atlantic Ocean, Sep. 13. Antarctic Landscape Giclee Print by Edward Adrian Wilson. Dr Edward Adrian Wilson was born in Cheltenham, and was a leading member of Captain Scott's two National Antarctic Expeditions of 1901-4 and 1910-13. SCOTT (ROBERT FALCON) Autograph letter to Dr. Wilson snr. To subscribe to or order a Printed Catalogue quote ref: 16919Tel: +44 (0) 1666 502 200 Footnote:Wilson family keepsakes, together with three telegrams. Estimate: Wilson Memorial. Â£2,000 - Â£4,000, Description: An Owl perched on a branch signed with initials 'E.A.W.' on British Antarctic Expedition stationary, pleased at Tedâs improved health âIt is splendid to see him so brown and vigorousâ, and that Ted was to go [by liner with Ory on RMS Corinthic] to Australia on a mission to the Federal Government âIâm afraid he would sooner remain in the Terra Nova but thereâs work to be done in Australia which only he or I could do so he has sacrificed himself as usualâ, 4 pages, [Simonstown], 28 September, 1910; SCOTT (KATHLEEN BRUCE) Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Wilson, congratulating her on Tedâs successful expedition to Cape Crozier [in 1911] and âI am so very glad too that he has gone on furthurest South with my husbandâ, with the postscript âHe never fails â your Sonâ, 174, Buckingham Palace Road, 1912, 8vo. Tinsemhorn. Wilson's visits to Cape Crozier were late in the season and consequently were only partially successful, leading him to undertake the near suicidal 'winter journey' to the Cape with Bowers and Cherry-Garrard on the Terra Nova expedition in 1911. MB Cantab Head of the Scientific Staff National Antarctic Expedition 1910-12'. On our right in a gloomy threatening sky rose the lofty snow-clad slopes of Erebus and the high domed summit of Cape Bird. Estimate: Scott, The Voyage of the 'Discovery', London: 1907, II, pp.274-5). Hut Point. Midnight by Edward Adrian Wilson in Antarctica In 1902 Wilson was on the infamous Discovery Expedition and also on the Terra Nova Expedition in 1912 where he lost his life.… By cdevroe May 26, 2020 May 26, 2020 Woodward of Cheltenham. Mount Erebus inscribed 'Mt Erebus' and dated 'Apr 28 11 (lower right)watercolour28 x 38cm (11 x 14 15/16in). Courtesy New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust. Â£4,000 - Â£6,000. (two) 9 3/8 x 7 3/16in. ), Edward Wilson, Diary of the Discovery Expedition etc., London, 1966, p.153.). 22 June. Wilson, as chief of the scientific staff, writes in a long letter of 2 April 1910 to coordinate purchasing of equipment: he will organise most of it with expedition biologist E.W. (2). Bonhams website, Estimate: A 118-year-old watercolor by a renowned South Pole explorer was discovered inside an historic hut in Cape Adare, Antarctica. Find art you love and shop high-quality art prints, photographs, framed artworks and posters at Art.com. Venus rising before Sunrise, 5.15am. The remainder of the expedition did stay on until early in 1913, when they discovered the fate of the Polar party. unframed 10 x 13in. (25.4 x 33cm.) Find art you love and shop high-quality art prints, photographs, framed artworks and posters at Art.com. EDWARD ADRIAN WILSON (1872-1912)Autograph letter signed ('Edward A. Wilson') to Sir Archibald [Geikie], Terra Nova, Madeira, 27 June 1910, asking for a copy of the Royal Society album (presumably the National Antarctic Expedition album of 1908) to be sent to the wife of Harry Pennell, 'I find people interested in the Antarctic from a personal point of view appreciate that publication more than the more useful ones', four pages, 8vo, bifolium, on expedition paper. $4,830 - $6,440. Gelatin silver print (142 x 102mm. Wilson had secured a petrel unknown to the British Museum, which was provisionally named after him - AEstralata Wilsoni.' The Cape Barne glacier inscribed and dated 'Aug. Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912) The Emperor Penguin Rookery, Cape Crozier signed 'E A Wilson' (lower left) watercolour on paper 10 x 15in. Description: The last sight of Mount Discovery: SS. 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