Original Artwork By Rick Scollins Depicting Uniforms of the 17th Lancers, Anglo-Zulu War 1879
The late Rick Scollins (1946-1992) was a British military illustrator who produced many pieces for Osprey Publishing and magazines such as 'Military Modelling'; he illustrated a number of Ian's projects, including 'British Forces in Zululand 1879' and the 'Queen Victoria's Enemies' series. These two original plates were produced to accompany an article by Ian Knight on the uniforms of the 17th Lancers in Zululand which appeared in 'Military Illustrated' magazine; they depict the official field service dress of a trooper (white plastron showing) and the more practical dress that was actually worn in action, together with an officer's uniform and insets detailing weapons and equipment. Both plates measure 15 x 10 inches, and are signed 'RS '87'. A tremendous pair by one of the great military illustrators of the 20th Century!