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A Glimpse of the Enemy

Drawing
1884 (drawn)
Artist/Maker



object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Grey wash over pencil heightened with white
Brief Description
Drawing, `A Glimpse of the Enemy.' 1884. Probably after Melton Prior
Dimensions
  • Height: 38cm
  • Width: 51.4cm
Styles
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed with title and dated 1884
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Object history
According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt Bonhams, June 1979, £22'.
Historical context
This may have been worked up in the offices of a news journal such as the Illustrated London News or The Graphic, from a sketch sent from the Sudan by Prior. See Illustrated London News , Extra Supplement, April 12, 1884, pp.361 2, for Prior's `Battle of Tamasi: Gallant Re-Capture Of The Guns' worked up by W.H. Overend. This probably shows the same battle, in which the 1st Gordon Highlanders participated. Alternatively it is possible that SD.851 is by Prior himself.
Subjects depicted
Places Depicted
Collection
Accession Number
SD.851

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record createdMarch 26, 2008
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