The Discovery at Falmouth 1927 by Henry Scott Tuke

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.


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.

Venue details

Discovery Point and Royal Research Ship Discovery Discovery Quay, Riverside Drive, DUNDEE Tayside DD1 4XA 01382 309 060

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £9)

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