Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Portrait of a mountaineer

Portrait of a mountaineer

This life-size oil painting of Edmund Hillary by John Cecil Hill was painted around 1953, and shows him clad in climbing gear, holding a rope, goggles and an ice axe.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-463
Artwork by John Cecil Hill

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Shaun Barnett. 'Hillary, Edmund Percival', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 June 2023)