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Edward Wilson Portrait Unveiling
Chatfeild-Roberts Library, Cheltenham College
Sunday 24 Sep 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Edward Adrian Wilson MB, who died with Captain Scott in the Antarctic about March 29th, 1912
During summer 2023, College's portrait of explorer Edward Wilson has been painstakingly restored, ready to be rehung in its new home in the Chatfeild-Roberts Library. Dr Edward Adrian Wilson (Day Boy, 1891) was a polar explorer, natural historian, physician, painter and ornithologist, who died in 1912 on the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, only 11 miles from One Ton Depot.
Wilson's portrait was painted by an OC and his son - Briton Rivière (Day Boy, 1858) and Hugh Rivière - and its restoration has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from an OC.
Join us on Sunday 24 September for an unveiling of the restored painting and to learn about Wilson's extraordinary life.
The evening will include:
Talk on Edward Wilson from Nick Nelson, Head of History of Art. Nick delivers engaging lectures around the world and is a regular speaker on the life and artwork of Edward Wilson. ~ Opportunity to view original letters and documents from Edward Wilson, alongside a beautiful facsimile of one of Edward Wilson's sketchbooks, from the Cheltenham College Archive. ~ Chance to chat with the expert Painting Conservator-Restorers, Pippa Jefferies and Stewart Meese, about the restoration process. ~ Drinks and canapés in the Chatfeild-Roberts Library, beneath the newly restored portrait.
There is no charge to attend. Please register in advance (by the end of Wednesday 20 September) via the button below.