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Drawing - A Glimpse of the Enemy
  • A Glimpse of the Enemy
    Prior, Melton, born 1845 - died 1910
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A Glimpse of the Enemy

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Date:

    1884 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Prior, Melton, born 1845 - died 1910 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Grey wash over pencil heightened with white

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    SD.851

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 86, shelf SC, box 30

Date

1884 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Prior, Melton, born 1845 - died 1910 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Grey wash over pencil heightened with white

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title and dated 1884

Dimensions

Height: 38 cm, Width: 51.4 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt Bonhams, June 1979, £22'.

Historical context note

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.

Descriptive line

Drawing, `A Glimpse of the Enemy.' 1884. Probably after Melton Prior

Subjects depicted

Illustrations

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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