From the Scott Polar Research Institute comes this online exhibit of drawings and paintings by Edward Adrian Wilson. Wilson (1872-1912) was a physician, naturalist, and artist. Between 1901 and 1904, Wilson joined Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery expedition to Antarctica, where he served as a doctor, zoologist, and expedition artist. He returned to Antarctica with Scott on the Terra Nova expedition and tragically died in a blizzard, alongside Scott and Lt. Henry Robertson Bowers, in March 1912. Although Wilson created a number of paintings capturing the Antarctic and its fauna during his expedition, the Scott Polar Research Institute expedition features Wilson's older work, which includes watercolor paintings of British birds, hand-drawn maps, and a variety of sketches. In total, this collection features 242 items.
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