4/20/12

John Charles Dollman, A Very Gallant Gentleman



Date: 1913
Technique: Oil on canvas

Painting about the polar explorer Lawrence Oates.

Captain Lawrence Edward Grace ("Titus") Oates (17 March 1880 – 16 March 1912) was an English Antarctic explorer, known for the manner of his death, when he walked from a tent into a blizzard, with the words "I am just going outside and may be some time".

His death is seen as an act of self-sacrifice when, aware his ill health was compromising his three companions' chances of survival, he chose certain death.

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