Hareskins by Wilson

Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912)
Mountain hare skins, c.1905-1910.
Watercolour and ink with pencil margins, 132 x 182 mm.

Edward Wilson's name is forever associated with the exploration of the Antarctic. He was a member of Captain Scott's heroic, but doomed expedition to the South Pole. He perished on the return from the South Pole in 1912.

This drawing of Mountain Hare skins demonstrates another aspect of his character, that of a skilled scientific illustrator. Each hair and whisker of these skins has been delicately and accurately depicted.

More information

Larger image