Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
"Modder River." Illustration of The Battle of Modder River which occurred on November 28, 1899 during the Boer War. Published in Harper's Weekly, January 27, 1900, page 77. Gouache and watercolor on board. 288x375 mm; 11 1/2x14 3/4 inches. Signed and titled "Gordon H. Grant / Modder River" in lower left image; faint and barely legible penciled description of the scene on verso.

In 1899 Grant was sent as an artist-correspondent to South Africa by Harper's Weekly to cover the Boer War.

The text below the published image reads: "The war in South Africa - Charge of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders across the river below the dam at the Battle of Modder River, November 28, 1899. - Drawn on the field by Gordon H. Grant, special artist for 'Harper's Weekly.' The Officers are equipped with Rifles, in the same way as the Privates, all their distinctive Marks being removed from their Uniforms in order partially to protect them from the Boer Sharpshooters. The Highland Regiments wear Khaki Aprons over their Kilts, the dark Color of the Tartan affording too good a target."