Now representing: Scott Polar Research Institute
2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Robert Falcon Scott's death and the race to the South Pole by the teams from Norway and England. Paintings and drawings created on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) are among the images available for licensing from the collection.
April showers bring May flowers, so join us as we explore the fascinating history of flowers in art.Read more
The Night Watch
Rembrandt's masterpiece is in the spotlight, as it takes its place in the newly renovated Rijksmuseum this month. Learn more about this large-scale work.Read more
We’ve selected our favorite celebration days from the international calendar, some serious, some silly, all genuine.Read more
The Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge is a long-established center for research into both polar regions and was a finalist institution for Art Fund Prize 2011, the UK's largest arts fundraising endowment.
The collection contains stunning images taken from the very early days of exploration to both the Arctic and the Antarctic, particularly those of the expeditions led by Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton, providing a documentary record of all aspects of life in the polar regions, ranging through science, glaciology, scenery and ethnography.
Highlights of the collection available for licensing via the Bridgeman Art Library include portraits of polar explorers, observations of indigenous peoples encountered, renderings of daily life on the polar ice cap and delicate, beautiful watercolours of Antarctic landscapes and creatures by Edward Adrian Wilson.