Edward Seago The Antarctic Paintings on exhibition at Bonhams

MAY 28 – JUNE 15

BONHAMS is delighted to announce an exhibition of Edward Seago paintings of the Antarctic, by kind permission of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. The Exhibition at Bonhams HQ, 101 New Bond Street, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the artist’s tour of the Antarctic and will support an appeal in aid of the work of the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, in helping to preserve the UK’s polar heritage. The exhibition will also mark the launch of a book about Seago’s paintings from the voyage, by Institute Director, Julian Dowdeswell and Librarian, Heather Lane.

The fullly-illustraed book will be on sale at 101 New Bond St, Knightsbridge and from catalogue subscriptions.

The collection of Seago’s Antarctic paintings was executed during Prince Philip’s tour of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies during the summer of 1956-7 aboard the (HMY) Royal Yacht Britannia. Invited guests including the artist, Edward Seago, accompanied the royal party.

The Antarctic paintings on display at Bonhams capture the rapid changes of light and the enthralling and unexpected range of colours found in the Antarctic. In 1957, at St James’s Palace in London, Seago formally presented the fruits of his Antarctic journey to the Duke.