Anglo-Boer War Ivorine Figure, c1889. Souvenir of British Soldier with a bandaged head holding a rifle ready to face the enemy. From a painting tilted A Gentleman in Khaki by British Artist Richard Caton Woodville. Mounted on fine turned walnut wood base. With legend on the front. Size 4.5 inches in height.
Thought to have inspired Kipling's poem, the image became so popular that it was used on cups, saucers and copper plaques and in many other forms throughout the war.
One of the most famous patriotic songs of the Anglo-Boer war was The Absent-Minded Beggar by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling had visited South Africa before the war and later became a friend of Alfred Milner and Cecil Rhodes. When war broke out he was a war correspondent with the Daily Mail.
- Binding Condition: Very good
- Overall Condition: Very good
- Size: 4.5 inch
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