Caton Woodville was the son of an American military artist who settled in London in 1852. In November 1882 he was commissioned by The Fine Art Society "to proceed to Egypt and paint a picture of the Battle of Kassassin for eight hundred pounds". The painting was exhibited in Spring 1883 alongside paintings by De Neuville and Wyllie of The Battle of Telel-Kebir and The Bombardment of Alexandria. Engravings of these three paintings were among the most popular shown at The FAS. — The Fine Art Society Story. Part I


Woodville’s paintings


The Fine Art Society Story. Part I. London: The Fine Art Society, 2001. Catalogue Number 149.

Steel, Flora Annie. “Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.” Christmas number of The Illustrated London News. (1902): 7-11. Hathi Trust Digital Library web version of a copy in The University of Chicago Library. Web. 10 January 2016. The above illustration appears on p. 11.

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