Painting from Scott expedition discovered in A…


The mystery of a beautifully painted watercolour of a dead bird that was found in Antarctica’s oldest building has been solved.

The painting of a Tree Creeper was in a hut built by Norwegian explorers and later used by the Scott expedition.

The image was found in a pile of papers covered in mould and penguin excrement.

It is believed to be by British scientist Dr Edward Wilson, who died on the ill-fated Scott expedition to the South Pole in 1912.

Antarctic Heritage Trust paper conservator Josefin Bergmark-Jimenez described the find as the greatest moment in her career. Read more.