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George J. Ferneyhough (active 1879)
Memorial to Napoléon, Prince Imperial of the French in Zululand
18.7 x 12.8 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of the memorial to commemorate the death of Napoléon, Prince Imperial of the French. There is a stone memorial cross engraved with the words - 'This cross is erected by Queen Victoria, in affectionate remembrance of Napoleon Eugene Louis Jean Joseph Prince Imperial, to mark the spot where, while assisting in a reconnaissance with the British troops, on the 1st June 1879, he was attacked by a party of Zulus, and fell with his face to the foe'. The base of the cross is surrounded by a pile of stones. There is a stone wall behind and hills in the distance. 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