Frederick villiers, the greatest of living war artists


Frederick villiers, the greatest of living war artists



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This is an excellent portrait of the war artist, Frederick Villiers, with his Chinese servant, taken in front of his house in Dalny. Frederick Villiers is well known to the civilized world as the dean of war correspondents, the hero of Plevna and the Soudan, discoverer of artistic Abyssinia, veteran of seventeen campaigns and decorated by seven governments. He was with Kitchener in Khartoom, with Wolseley on the Nile, with Roberts in Afghanistan and with Methuen in South Africa. He has traveled the world around, sketching, writing and lecturing. His sinewy frame, his bold, kindly eye and above all his manner, a subtle mixture of frankness, assertion and the politeness of the man of the world, readily won every heart for him, even that of the Manchurians, with whom he came in contact, although they could not understand his language.


1 stereograph. 2 photomechanical prints on stereo card : halftone, stereograph, color ; 9 x 18 cm


1905 Ingersoll, T.W.
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