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1874 Wood Engraving H Johnson Art 42d Royal Regiment Foot Anglo-Ashanti War YTG8

1874 Wood Engraving H Johnson Art 42d Royal Regiment Foot Anglo-Ashanti War YTG8

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"The Return of the Black Watch from the Ashantee War"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by H. Johnson that portrays troops of in the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment of Foot or "The Black Watch" of the British Army, marching through Portsmouth, England and being inspected by Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), after their return from the Third Anglo-Ashanti War that was fought between the British Empire and the Ashanti Empire for control of the Gold Coast, (now Ghana), Africa in 1873-1874 during the Victorian era.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 x 34 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is proud to present a collection of wood engravings from 1874 issues of The Graphic magazine that depict the people, places, and events of the Victorian era world, including; Warwick Castle, the homes of John Bunyan and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, soldiers of the British Army during the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, Queen Victoria, and other members of the British Royal Family. To continue browsing this interesting collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Johnson, H.. Artist initials in print - bottom left of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Military, Uniform, Soldiers

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