Auction Date: 18/10/2016 at 10:30 am
1885 Melton Prior (1845-1910) Pencil Drawing depicting North Africa scene with camels in the distance and resting camels with information gathering figures in the foreground, with signature to the left bottom corner, some marks to drawing, speckled foxing present, mounted, measures 26 x 20cm approx. Note: Melton Prior was an English artist and war correspondent for The Illustrated London News from the early 1870s until 1904. Prior was one of the leading illustrators of late Victorian Britain, noted for his ability to quickly sketch scenes. His pencil sketches were sent back to London where they were re-drawn by studio artists and engraved on wood-blocks for printing in the Saturday issues of the Illustrated London News.