Harry Payne Scraps c.1880s
Victoria Cross Gallery
Rare high quality Victorian embossed scraps from a set of 12 entitled 'The Victoria Cross Gallery'. They are in very good unused condition. The series was painted by the celebrated artist, Harry Payne. Manufactured & published by Birn Brothers (fine art publishers, London) in 1880s. The scraps portray the Heroes of the Victoria Cross shown in twelve reliefs. The reliefs are of the various deeds of daring and valour perfomed by Britain's soldiers from the Crimean War and published in Commemoration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee. They all have the Harry Payne signature near the bottom right hand corner.
They are all approximately 16 cms x 12 cms.
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Transvaal War 28th January 1881
"Trooper J. Doogan of the 1st (Kings) Dragoon Guards who, altho' wounded himself, on seeing his superior officer, Major Brownlow, fall to the ground, gallantly, dismounted and implored him to take his horse, under a most galling fire."
Item Name: Transvaal War 28th January 1881
Afghan War - Battle of Mainland 27th July 1880
"Box mounted the driver's horses and galloped the gun out of action, with the enemy a few yards off"
(One creased head on the top left side has been repaired at the neck)
Indian Mutiny, 18th July 1857
"Sergeant Richard Wadeson 75th Regiment coming bravely to the rescue of Private Michael Farrell, who was assailed by a number of rebel Cavalry"
Afghan War 31st January 1879
"Lieutenant Reginald C. Hart, Royal Engineers, defending a wounded Sowar (Lancer) of the 15th Bengal Lancers, from a host of Afghans who had attached a baggage train"
Battle of Balaclava 1854
"Sergeant H. Ramage, Scots Greys, dashing off, single handed to the assistance of trooper Mac.Pherson who was surrounded by 7 Cavalry men"
Item Name: Battle of Balaclava 1854
Battle of Teb 29th February 1884
"Captain A. R. Wilson, Royal Navy, engaging in single combat with several Arabs with only the hilt of his sword, the blade having been broken off"
Item Name: Battle of Teb 29th February 1884
Three Harry Payne Embossed Scrap/Pictures from the Victoria Cross Gallery
They are in excellent condition. Portraying:
1. Lieutenant Herbert T. McPherson (Adjudant) charging up a street in Lucknow at the head of the 78th Highlanders to capture the enemy's guns. (Siege of Lucknow)
2. Sergeant Joseph Malone, 13th Light Dragoons, remaining by the side of Captain Webb, 17th Lancers, although himself wounded during the Charge of The Light Brigade at Balaclava Oct. 1854.
3. Lieutenant Reginald C. Hart, Royal Engineers, defending a wounded Sowar (Lancer) of the 15th Bengal Lancers, from a host of Afghans who had attached a baggage train
They are approximately 15.5 cm x 12.5 cm, with the cream surround they are 24 cm x 16 cm.
Item Name: Three Harry Payne Embossed Scrap/Pictures from the Victoria Cross Gallery
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