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George J. Ferneyhough (active 1879)
Memorial to Napoléon, Prince Imperial of the French in Zululand
12.7 x 19.2 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of the memorial to commemorate the death of Napoléon, Prince Imperial of the French. There is a memorial cross surrounded by a low stone wall. European and Zulu men are gathered around the cross. Many are holding tools and there are building materials on the ground around them. There is a man sitting on a wooden barrel facing right just in front of the cross. There is a muddy ditch in the foreground to the right and grassland beyond the walls of the memorial. Napoléon, Prince Imperial of the French served with the British army during the Anglo-Zulu War. He was killed in a skirmish with Zulu fighters in June 1879. Shortly afterwards his godmother Queen Victoria ordered a memorial to be built on the site of his death.
From the collection of Queen Victoria