'THE BATTLE OF RORKE'S DRIFT' by Jason Askew
We are delighted to be able to offer three large original oil-paintings by the renowned military artist Jason Askew. These are from the collection of Dr Adrian Greaves, author and founder of the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society, and have been displayed at various Society events. This one surely needs no description - the battle of Rorke's Drift at its height. The view is looking towards the storehouse - Lt. Chard stands in the centre, pointing, whilst in the foreground Lt. Bromhead has his back to us. The dog Dick stands alert while Cpl. Allan opens an ammunition box, and in the background Cpl. Schiess crouches on top of the barricade, attempting to reach the Zulus sheltering below. The painting is framed and size 2' 6" by 3' 6". It can be made available to view in Kent prior to purchase, serious inquiries only please. Shipping will be assessed based on buyer's address/country.
JASON ASKEW is a South African-born artist currently living and working in the UK. Although he paints in various genres, from portraits to equestrian scenes and even Star Wars subjects, he is primarily known for his vivid battle paintings, both historical and contemporary, several of which are in Regimental collections. In 2005 he was the official war artist attached to the Staffordshire Regiment in Iraq. He has executed a number of private commissions on Anglo-Zulu War subjects, including a series for Dr Adrian Greaves of the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society. The painting offered here is from that series.