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'Second in Zulu Land', 1879 (c)

Chromolithograph after 'Spy' (Leslie Ward), published by Vincent Brooks Day and Son for 'Vanity Fair', 15 March 1879.

Full length caricature portrait of Major General Henry Hope Crealock in civilian dress with cane, top hat and elaborately curled moustache.

Henry Hope Crealock was commissioned as an officer in the 90th (Perthshire Volunteers) (Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot. He served in the Crimean War (1854-1856), 2nd China War (1856-1860), and in India. He commanded the 1st Division in the Zulu War in 1879. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant-General and retired from the Army in 1884.

The artist, Leslie Ward (1851-1922), who was knighted in 1919, contributed more than half the caricatures published in 'Vanity Fair' between 1873 and 1909. He adopted the pseudonym 'Spy', defined as 'an observer', and described in an interview in 'The Strand Magazine' (July-December 1894, pp632-34) how, when caricaturing a subject, he tried 'to catch hold of the leading feature and slightly, very slightly, exaggerate'.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1998-06-64-1

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, Out of Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study Collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1998-06-64-1