The revenge of the British Defeat
Dawn of Majuba, (surrender of Cronje), Morning After R. Caton
Woodville. London. 1900 
R. Caton Woodville was well known for his exacting portrayal of
episodes of Victorian military history. He exhibited at the Royal
Academy, London. The Thomas Ross Company were the original printers
of this photogravure and they have struck this image from their
The scene depicts the revenge of the British defeat at the first
Battle of Majuba Hill, Transvaal, (27Feb. 1881,). The engagement
depicted here, some 19 years after the first battle, occurred
during the Battle for Paardeberg, where troops of the 2nd Battalion
Royal Canadian Regiment & 1st Canadian Highland Regiment
distinguished themselves; The Boer General Piet Cronje was forced
to surrender with some 4000 men, taking them out of the Boer
The original painting after which this scarce photogravure was
made now hangs in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Handcoloured Photogravure restrike from the original plate.
for more information on the printing technique.
Approx. Plate size
34 x 22 1/2"