William T. Maud (British, 1865-1903)
Lieutenant The Hon. de Montmorency and his Sergeant Major, Battle of Omdurman, September 2, 1898
Signed "W.T. MAUD" l.r., titled and inscribed on the reverse, titled and inscribed ".../Sketch by W.R. Maud in the Field" on a hanging tag affixed to the picture wire.
Pen and ink on paper, sight size 8 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (22.2 x 32.5 cm), in a double-sided frame.
Condition: Creasing, toning, possible restored tear to l.r. corner, not examined out of frame.
Provenance: The collection of Frederic and Jean Scharf, Massachusetts and Florida.
N.B. The Honourable Raymond Harvey Lodge Joseph de Montmorency VC (1867-1900) was a British recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces, honoring him for his bravery at the Battle of Omdurman, Sudan, September 2, 1898.
Provenance: The collection of Frederic and Jean Sharf.
Due to the careful framing and the apparent fragile nature of the paper, this work was not opened during cataloging or preview. The work is presented in a double sided frame. The drawing is on the front and the inscription is visible on the back. It is on laid paper. There are two small holes in the l.l. corner of the front, a horizontal crease running across the top edge, various small handling crimps, and a restored tear measuring about 2-1/2 inches along the bottom right edge, below and to the left of the signature. Some staining to the reverse, and an area on the lower left where the tear referenced above seems to have been stabilized with rice paper.
Frame dimensions 16 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches.
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