An Ice-Field in Spitzbergen.
Engraving. Plate 140 x 190mm. 5½ x 7½".
An Ice-field in Spitsbergen, an island of the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. It was first used as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries, after which it was abandoned. Men on the ice throwing spears at a polar bear who is attacking them; a large ship on the ice behind.
[Ref: 22688] £60.00