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The relief boat setting out for South Georgia (James Caird)

The relief boat setting out for South Georgia (James Caird)

The Polar Museum

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Frank Hurley: The relief boat setting out for South Georgia (James Caird)

Photographed on the Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17. Leader: Ernest Shackleton. 

Reproduction print, can be made to order framed or unframed, in a number of sizes.

From the collection of the Scott Polar Research Institute.

About The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917

Photographed on the Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17. Leader: Ernest Shackleton. 

Frank Hurley, an Australian photographer, and War photographer of both world wars, was the official photographer of the Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition: Sir Ernest Shackleton's failed attempt to cross the continent of Antarctica on foot.

Before even beginning the trek, Shackleton's ship Endurance became trapped in the ice of the Weddell Sea for nearly a year. Over time, the pressures and movement of the ice eventually led to the destruction of the ship, and sinking, leaving the crew on the ice. Dragging supplies and the ship's remaining lifeboats, the crew made their slow way to Elephant Island, solid ground - but with little chance of rescue.

Shackleton then decided to make the perilous, 800 mile crossing from Elephant Island to South Georgia in one of the ships lifeboats, the James Caird. Crossing dangerously rough seas, and enduring cramped conditions in the modified boat, with six men on board. It is generally considered one of exploration's greatest feats of seamanship and daring.

Ultimately they were successful and returned with help to rescue the remaining crew from Elephant Island.

The wreck of Shackleton's ship the Endurance was recently rediscovered in March 2022.


Paper: Our prints are printed on 250 gsm, matt finish digital conservation paper. Produced in Germany from acid and chlorine free wood pulp.

Frames: Hand-finished in Sussex, with responsibly sourced ash or oak.

  • Black: hand-painted solid ash showing the grain of the wood
  • White: solid wood with a painted satin finish
  • Natural: solid oak with a hand-applied finishing wax
  • Gold: solid wood with a painted gilt finish

Glazing: 2mm cast acrylic for safety, optical clarity, UV protection and is recyclable  


Shipping & Print On Demand

Print on Demand

Our prints are produced to demand and are shipped separately by our printing partner.

Shipping is included in the price of the print if the print is shipped in the UK, but overseas orders may be subject to high shipping costs - especially with larger prints, as these are awkward to handle.

Timeframes on print on demand products can vary: unframed prints are usually dispatched within 5 working days via a tracked delivery service.

Prints with frames are made to order, and can take longer to dispatch


This product is available in a number of formats and sizes, all sizes include any white space or mounting board surrounding the image, actual image sizes vary depending on aspect ratio.

Art print - Standard - Total Size
Small - 30 x 40 cm 
Medium - 45 x 60 cm
Large - 60 x 80 cm
Extra Large - 75 x 100 cm

Art Print - Square - Total Size

Small - 40x40 cm
Medium - 60x60 cm
Large - 80x80 cm
Extra Large - 100x100 cm

Mounted & Framed Art Print 
Small - 32x 40 cm 
Medium - 47 x 60 cm
Large - 62 x 80 cm
Extra Large - 77 x 100 cm 

Mounted and Framed Art Print -

Small - 42x40cm
Medium - 62x60 cm
Large - 82x80 cm
Extra Large - 102x100 cm

Framed Print sizes are approximate

Rolled and Stretched Canvases are sized differently to prints, depending on the aspect ratio of the painting, the size listed here is the largest any edge of the print may be, but depending on the image, it may be square, or rectangular.
Small - 40 cm
Medium - 60 cm
Large - 80 cm
Extra Large - 100 cm

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We have partnered with industry leaders King and McGaw to bring you our print on demand service

King and McGaw pride themselves on sustainability and responsible sourcing. With over 20 years of experience, they work with a huge number of museums and galleries across the country to provide stunning reproduction prints

Our frames are made to order from sustainably grown oak and ash from managed forests in North America

Painstakingly milled, stained and painted, each frame is made to order to perfectly complement your chosen print, and they are available in a number of different finishes

Every care is taken in shipping your complete print and frame, and they come with all the fixings you need to get it straight onto your wall

Each print is printed onto high quality paper, using the latest large format printing technology and UV inks

The 250gsm conservation grade paper is both acid and chlorine free, and manufactured in Germany

Our prints are colour matched against the originals to ensure accuracy