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Paintings and Drawings Gallery

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a unique art collection, with works of polar artists providing a fascinating view of early polar expeditions.

Choose from 35 pictures in our Paintings and Drawings collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Paraselena. McMurdo Sound, 10.30am, 20 June 1911 Featured Paintings and Drawings Print

Paraselena. McMurdo Sound, 10.30am, 20 June 1911

Medium: watercolour. Artist: E.A.Wilson (1872-1912). Expedition: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). Paraselene, a moonlike optical illusion caused by moonlight passing through ice crystals in the upper atmosphere

© Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Colour, Meteorology, Painting, Seals, Watercolour

HMS Investigator in the pack, October 8th 1850 Featured Paintings and Drawings Print

HMS Investigator in the pack, October 8th 1850

One of a series of eight chromolithograph sketches by Lieut S. Gurney Cresswell (1827-1867), of the voyage of HMS Investigator under Captain McClure, 1850-54

© Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Chromolithograph, Oceans, Sailing, Sea Ice, Ships

HMS Investigator running through a narrow channel in a snow storm, between grounded and packed ice Featured Paintings and Drawings Print

HMS Investigator running through a narrow channel in a snow storm, between grounded and packed ice

One of a series of eight chromolithograph sketches by Lieut S. Gurney Cresswell (1827-1867), of the voyage of HMS Investigator under Captain McClure, 1850-54

© Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Chromolithograph, Oceans, Sailing, Sea Ice, Ships