LARGE CONTEMPORARY COLOURED PRINT 'LTS. MELVILL AND COGHILL DYING TO SAVE THE QUEEN'S COLOUR' BY FRIPP
Large (31 ins x 22 ins) contemporary coloured print issued as a supplement to The Graphic in the 1880s and depicting 'Lts. Melvill and Coghill Dying to Save the Queen's Colour at the battle of Insandlwana' (iSandlwana), from a painting by Charles Edwin Fripp. Fripp had covered the war as a correspondent for The Graphic, and is largely remembered now for his 'The Battle of Isandlwana' painting, now in the National Army Museum in London. This is a more intimate study based closely on the appearance of Melvill and Coghill, and with an accurate observation of the Zulus which was unusual at the time. This original Graphic print is very rare today. It has been mounted on card, and so will be shipped flat; it is a little grubby and spotted but generally in good condition, and would look spectacular framed.