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A Glimpse of the Enemy

1884 (drawn)

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

Object details

Object type
TitleA Glimpse of the Enemy (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Grey wash over pencil heightened with white
Brief description
Drawing, `A Glimpse of the Enemy.' 1884. Probably after Melton Prior
  • Height: 38cm
  • Width: 51.4cm
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.
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Record createdMarch 26, 2008
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