the 17TH LANCERS ON PATROL, ZULULAND, 1879
a Fine art print by Simon Smith
ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS BRITISH MILITARY CAMPAIGNS IN HISTORY IS BROUGHT TO LIFE IN UNRIVALED DETAIL BY AWARD WINNING BRITISH MILITARY ARTIST SIMON SMITH.
now available as a stunning artist signed AND NUMBERED Limited Edition print
YOUR PRINT WILL BE INDIVIDUALLY HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY SIMON AS ONE OF ONLY 500 PRINTS
In 1879 Sir Bartle Frere Governor of Transvaal was in dispute with Cetewayo, King of the Zulus. Even though the Boundary Commission had found in favour of the Zulus, Frere demanded compensation. Cetewayo refused to concede and Frere ordered an invasion under the command of Lord Chelmsford with a force of 5000 British and 8000 native troops against 40,000 Zulus. Initially the campaign went disastrously with one of Chelmsford's three columns being routed at Isandlwhana. Immediate reinforcements were called for from Britain and thus the 17th embarked for active service. The Regiment landed in time for the new British offensive starting in July 1879. The objective was Cetewayo's royal kraal at Ulundi, which the force reached on 4th July 1879. Initially the British infantry squares (containing the 17th) had to withstand a concerted effort by the attacking Zulus. As the ferocity of their attacks slackened, the regiment were ordered to form line and charge. This they did breaking the Zulu infantry and pursuing the enemy for two miles. The effect was so devastating that the Zulu Army never again took to the field.
Print size overall: 280 mm x 405mm (11 inches x 16 inches) Image size: 216mmx 320mm (8 1/2 inches x 12 3/4 inches)
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Your print will be supplied carefully rolled in tissue paper in a strong sealed tube and with a certificate of authenticity
Canvas Edition of 50 prints, signed in metallic pen by the Artist, printed on best quality canvas. Image size approx 34cm x 51cm (13.5 x 20 inches)
This is reproduced to the highest quality and is the closest in vibrant colour, size and feel to the original!Ready varnished, all your local framer needs to do is mount on a stretcher frame and then finish with a frame of your choice. A truly stunning reproduction which will, when framed, look just like the original! Supplied rolled in a strong tube. PRICE £150
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