. “The Nile Expedition on Sketches by Our Special Artist, Mr. Melton Prior. ” Source: 86 (3 January 1885): 21. Signed in left corner “R. Caton Woodville 84”. This battle scene is the first of the two-page spreads for 1885. Like many of the detailed, dramatic battle scenes it prompts the modern viewer to wonder how much it owes to the venerable history of military painting and how much to the actual event. Click on images to enlarge them.
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