The Kopje Garrison: A Story of the Boer War [Original Cover Art]
(ca. 1900). Image size 7-1/4 by 7-1/2 inches on a 9-1/4 by 9-1/2 Bristol board. The original painting for the cloth cover of G. Manville Fenn's juvenile novel of the Boer War (published London: W. & R. Chambers, 1901). The painting is yellow and white on a green background, with gilt lettering for the titles. The board appears to have been cut down after the painting was complete and some notes and a preliminary sketch are cut off at the edges.
Examples of original artwork for publishers bindings are quite unusual; sadly, the artist here is not identified. ISBN: 281AIB1041030.
Margins grubby, but painting in good condition. Offered with a copy of the original book. [JSP01; JSP04]