Robinson Lyndhurst Wadmore
Scope and content: Subject depicts the battle at Cut Knife Creek, Saskatchewan on May 2, 1885, at 12:30 p.m. In the foreground are three men, with two tending the cannon. The third man has his back to the viewer and appears to be looking through binoculars at the battle. In the middle ground, soldiers are walking through the brush toward the lower right of the scene. Several soldiers are visible on the hill. Sotheby's inventory no. W500. Item is attached to a secondary support, which is hinged to a window mat. On the back of the secondary support are three newspaper clippings and part of a photograph. On clipping refers to the funeral of Miss Wadmore. Another clipping is a poem entitled After Death. The third clipping refers to an endowment to a hospital by the children of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Wadmore. The partial photograph is a black and white image of two graves. The inscription on one grave is readable and someone wrote a caption under the image on the secondary support. The inscription reads: Grave of Captain Hebden / Essex Regt. / South Africa died 1900
Signature and inscriptions: Inscription - in brushpoint, recto, l.r. on image - RL WADMORE.; recto, in ink on secondary support below image - Action & retrievement Cut Knife Hill / May 2. 1885 12.30 p m.; in ink, recto, c and l.c. on backing from frame (item no longer framed), located in same folder - "ACTION AT CUT-KNIFE CREEK" / NORTH-WEST CANADA / 1885 / SKETCHED ON THE SCENE BY / LIEUT. R.L. WADMORE, ROYAL SCHOOL OF INFANTRY / (LATER COLONEL, ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT
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