• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 96

    Orlando Norie (1832-1901)

    The charge of the 10th Hussars at the Battle of El Teb, 29th February 1884

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    Orlando Norie (1832-1901)
    The charge of the 10th Hussars at the Battle of El Teb, 29th February 1884
    signed and dated 'Orlando Norie/1884' lower right
    pencil and watercolour on paper, heightened with white
    26½ x 46½in. (67.4 x 118.1cm.)
    with a handcoloured photogravure of 'The Charge of the Tenth Hussars, El Teb, Soudan, Feby 29th 1884', after G.D.Giles (2)


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    Following the attack by Osman Digna and his Mahdist forces on the 4th February 1884 at El Teb on the Egyptian Force under the command of General Valentine Baker which had been despatched to relieve the beleagured garrisons at the towns of Tokar and Sinkat, a second British Force was dispatched under the command of Sir Gerald Graham. Graham and his 4500 men arrived at El Teb on the 29th September defeating Dinga's army in a decisive victory.

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    Provenance

    From the Estate of His Royal Highness The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, K.G., K.T., K.P.