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Battle Of Omdurman, Friday, September 2, 1898

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1898 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sutherland, A. (engraver)
    G. W. Bacon & Co. (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case DRAWER, shelf 6

Physical description

Colour lithograph depicting the Battle of Omdurman on September 2nd, 1898. Signed and dated by the engraver. Lettered with title, resume of the battle and key to it, and publisher's information. Numbered 'No.1'.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


1898 (printed)


Sutherland, A. (engraver)
G. W. Bacon & Co. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Copyright G.W. Bacon & Co., Ltd., London

A. Sutherland '98
Signed and dated by engraver

No. 1


Height: 51.5 cm In frame, Width: 70 cm

Object history note

The Battle of Omdurman played an important part in enabling the British to prevent further expansion by the French, and brought about the collapse of the Mahdist regime in Sudan. The British troops were led by General Kitchener.

Descriptive line

Colour lithograph depicting a battle scene in Sudan, entitled 'Battle Of Omdurman, Friday, September 2, 1898', engraved by A. Sutherland and published by G. W. Bacon. British School, 1898.




Colour lithography; Printing

Subjects depicted

Armies; Battles


Prints; Colonialism and Empire


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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