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Timed Online Auction, 28 June - 8 July 2024

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  • Godfrey Douglas Giles; Battle at Slingersfontein, February 1900
  • Godfrey Douglas Giles; Battle at Slingersfontein, February 1900
  • Godfrey Douglas Giles; Battle at Slingersfontein, February 1900


Lot Estimate
ZAR 25 000 - 35 000
Location
Cape Town
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About this Item

British 1857-1941
Battle at Slingersfontein, February 1900

signed and dated 1905; inscribed with the artist's name and the title on a plaque adhered to the frame; inscribed indistinctly on a sticker adhered to the reverse

oil on canvas
75 by 126cm excluding frame; 84,5 by 135 by 4cm including frame

Notes

Inscription on the plaque reads: "2nd Battalion Worcester Regiment under the command of Major General R A P Clements Slingersfontein (near Colesberg, Cape Colony), (Feb 12, 1900). Godfrey Douglas Giles O B E (1857-1941). Major Giles then a special artist correspondent for the The Graphic was an eyewitness to the engagement."

Literature

Ryno Greenwell (1992) Artists and Illustrators of the Anglo-Boer War, Cape Town: Fernwood Press, illustrated on page 137.

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