Framed oil painting of the ship Discovery II, by an unknown artist painted circa 1936. It was presented by the artist to Flight Lieutenant Eric Douglas, leader of the RAAF party on the Discovery II during the time of the search for the American Polar Explorer Lincoln Ellsworth and his Canadian based pilot Herbert Hollick-Kenyon. Ellsworth and Hollick-Kenyon were missing on a trans-Antarctic flight in Ellsworth's Northrop Gamma aeroplane the 'Polar Star'. The missing pair were found alive in January, 1936. Ellsworth Relief Expedition of 1935-1936.

One of 328 images in various formats including artworks, photographs, glass negatives and lantern slides.

Description of Content

The steamship RRS Discovery II in 1936, by a Crew Member of the ship.

Physical Description

Oil painting on board in galvanised frame. Frame consists of wood, plaster and gold paint.

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