Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Purchased for the DAC as a Surrealist photograph by an unknown photographer; the present identification is per Peter Mark, Professor of Art.


Composite silver print

Dimensions (Image): 243 x 204 mm (9.6 x 8 in.)

Accession number: 1981.15.1

Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1981

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Purchased by Gene Prakapas in Germany.

The image depicts Camp 4 on the North Col of Mount Everest during the First British Mount Everest Expedition; Morshead was the only photographer on this expedition.

Bibliography: Francis Keenlyside, Peaks and Pioneers: The Story of Mountaineering (London: Paul Elek, 1975), see p. 112.

Work Type: photograph

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