London: Henry Graves & Co. Ltd., 1896. Notes: Richard Caton Woodville (1856-1927), born in London; he was the most prolific battle artist of the nineteenth and early twentieth century in Britain, producing countless oil paintings and drawings.
Jameson's Last Stand, Battle of Doornkop 2nd January 1896 by Richard Caton Woodville
In 1895, Leander Starr Jameson assembled a private army outside the Transvaal with the aim of invading and overthrowing the Boer government. The idea had been to encourage civil unrest among foreign workers (Uitlanders), and use the outbreak of open revolt as an excuse to invade and take over the territory. But Jameson grew impatient and so launched the Jameson Raid on 29th December 1895, and managed to push within twenty miles of Johannesburg before superior Boer forces compelled him and his men to surrender at Doornkop on the 2nd of Janaury 1896., Image Size : 511x828 (mm), 20.12x32.60 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 646x933 (mm), 25.43x36.73 (Inches), Coloring: Original Hand Coloring, Medium: Photogravure, Categories: Views Africa Others; Military Others;. Very Good. Item #P5321