The painting marks an important point in the ship's history, her return from the Antarctic after the Discovery Oceanographic Expedition of 1925-27, the first maritime research undertaken to explore the natural habitat of the whale, their migration patterns and numbers.
The Discovery at Falmouth 1927 by Henry Scott Tuke, 1927
© Discovery Point and Royal Research Ship Discovery
- 24.8 x 17 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,500 ( Total: £4,000)
- Acquired in:
- Michael Hardy
The ship is seen at anchor when it berthed at Falmouth in 1927.
Sir Alister Hardy, leader of the Discovery Oceanographic Expedition, 1925-27; by descent to his son Michael Hardy.
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