JEWELLERY, DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS AUCTION Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - 10:00 AM start
A pair of oleograph prints of a Boer War engagement and aftermath
after paintings buy Alphonse de Neuville, depicting Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill fighting their way from the battlefield of Isandhlwana to save the 'Queen's Colours' and the finding of their bodies later in the day. One with repaired sections. Each 680 x 480mm Although questionable regarding historical accuracy this pair of prints represents the heroic and glamorous view of the Zulu War. Oleography is a technique developed but soon discarded in the late nineteenth century. The aim was to make the surface of a colour print more like an oil painting through an embossed pattern suggesting the canvas or the texture of the paint itself.