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The Basuto War in South Africa, Departure of Burghers from Outshoorn for the Front (engraving)

The Basuto War in South Africa, Departure of Burghers from Outshoorn for the Front (engraving)


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The Basuto War in South Africa, Departure of Burghers from Outshoorn for the Front (engraving)

1590502 The Basuto War in South Africa, Departure of Burghers from Outshoorn for the Front (engraving) by Woodville, Richard Caton II (1856-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Basuto War in South Africa, Departure of Burghers from Outshoorn for the Front. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 12 February 1881.
R Caton Woodville); Look and Learn / Illustrated Papers Collection

Media ID 23392246

© Look and Learn / Illustrated Papers Collection / Bridgeman Images

Basuto Gun War Basuto War Burghers Departure Front Lesotho


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This engraving, titled "The Basuto War in South Africa, Departure of Burghers from Outshoorn for the Front" takes us back to a significant moment in history. Created by Richard Caton Woodville II and now part of a private collection, this artwork offers a glimpse into the turmoil and bravery that characterized the Basuto Gun War. In this scene, we witness a group of determined burghers departing from Outshoorn on their way to the frontlines. The artist masterfully captures the tension and anticipation in their faces as they prepare to face an uncertain future. Mounted on sturdy horses, these men symbolize both strength and vulnerability as they embark on their mission. Woodville's attention to detail is remarkable; every element contributes to the narrative. From the bustling railway station behind them to the rugged landscape stretching towards Lesotho, each aspect adds depth and context to this historical event. "The Basuto War" serves as a reminder of South Africa's tumultuous past while honoring those who fought bravely during this conflict. It was originally published as an illustration for The Illustrated London News in February 1881, allowing readers at that time to gain insight into distant lands through visual storytelling. Today, thanks to Bridgeman Images' Fine Art Finder platform, we can appreciate Woodville's skillful portrayal of courage amidst adversity. This print invites us not only to admire its artistic merit but also prompts reflection on how history shapes our present reality.

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