Details
IMAGE number
NAM5924654
Title
Rorke’s Drift, 1879 (pencil)
Artist
Butler, Lady (Elizabeth Southerden Thompson) (1846-1933) / English
Location
National Army Museum, London
Medium
pencil
Date
1878 (C19th)
Description
Rorke’s Drift, 1879. Pencil sketch by Lady Elizabeth Butler (1846-1933), 1879. This is one of Lady Butler’s sketches for her oil painting ‘The Defence of Rorke’s Drift’ (in the Royal Collection). Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th (The 2nd Warwickshire) Regiment who had fought at Rorke’s Drift in January 1879 were made to pose for the artist on their return to England, as she had been commanded to paint the action by Queen Victoria. Lady Butler was thus able to get eye-witness accounts as well as to sketch the combatants.
Photo credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
battle / siege warfare / sketching / Art / Drawing / Mzdrawing
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