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Col Durnford Poster Print Of Possible Interest
Colin


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Colin


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Forgot about this...anybody buy the poster...is it any good, as in quality ?
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John Young


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Colin,

At least it looks like Durnford unlike the same artist's portrait of James Henry Reynolds V.C., which appears to resemble Sergeant-Major Cornelius Coughlan V.C., who received his award during the Indian Mutiny.

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Colin


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John,

Yes, Iíd have avoided it otherwise methinks, as there are some dubious portrait paintings out there of him and numerous other AZW participants, where I think the artists all guessed...and guessed badly.

Interestingly, recently a saw an interpretation of Durnford At Bushmans Pass by Bill Race, which isnít great, but not the worst, considering the only painting that was ever done of that went missing, we only see copies of it in books.

Raceís depiction is very much in the style of early artist techniques, as in, not exactly realistic, but it is only in his rare book that strangely is very expensive, even though several of his other paintings are, well...an acquired taste tbh...

Iíve put forward a suggestion/request on another forum, for a new painting of Durnford and the Colonials at Isandhlwana, but needs to be voted on by other members there, to progress into actuality.

Fingers crossed, as the artist that may be doing it does fantastic work...not yet AZW-related though...
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