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Boer War Memorial, Grahamstown, 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059W/2

Scope and Contents

147 x 197 mm. A view of the War Memorial, which consists of a base and pedestal of white marble surmounted by bronze figures representing the angel of peace crowning a dying soldier with laurel leaves. On the pedestal is an inscription by Kipling:

'They came of that stubborn stock that stood at Runnimede for
Freedom without fear,
Wherefore they gave the treasure of their blood to stablish
Freedom here.'

and the dedication: 'To the brave men of Albany who died for the Empire during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.'

The statue was designed by S. Nicholson Babb.


  • Creation: 1906


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Biographical / Historical

Hepburn and Jeanes had a studio in Grahamstown, South Africa and were active circa 1890 - circa 1909.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, apart from slight fading and dirt marks.


This print is a copy of the one used to illustrate the memorial in: Gildea, Sir James (1911), 'For remembrance and in honour of those who lost their lives in the South African war, 1899-1902. Lest we forget,' p. 353, London.




Hepburn and Jeanes

Finding aid date

2006-10-09 17:40:35+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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