American architect and building news. April 30, 1892. Proposed statue of Lieutenant Hamilton, V.C. to be erected in Dublin. C.B. Birch, A.R.A.
Ink-photo, Sprague & Co., 4 & 5, East Harding Street, Fetter Lane, E.C.
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Lithograph numbered "No. 855. American architect and building news", featuring an image of the slightly over-life-size statue of Lieutenant Walter Pollock Hamilton standing over an Afghan man who is threatening him with a knife. In fact the sculpture was produced in bronze-painted plaster by English sculptor Charles Bell Birch (1832-1893), A.R.A. [Associate Royal Academy] in Dublin in 1880. [When he was younger Birch was principal assistant to John Henry Foley R.A., best known for his statue in Dublin of Daniel O'Connell and for the Albert Memorial in London]. Lieutenant Walter Pollock Hamilton served in the Staff Corps and Corps of Guides of the British Indian Army during the Second Anglo-Afghan War. He was awarded the Victoria Cross medal for bravery during action at Futtehabad, Afghanistan on the 2 April, 1879 (Second Anglo-Afghan War). He died on 3 September, 1879 during an attack on the Bala Hissar fortress, within the city of Kabul. This sculpture originally formed part of the Royal Dublin Society Collection [when it was housed in Leinster House]. This sculpture was moved to the National Army Museum, Chelsea in 1985. See p. 268, note no. 146 of Dr. Paula Murphy's book 'Nineteenth-century Irish Sculpture', Yale University Press, 2010.
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[London] : Sprague & Co. [for the American Architect and Building News], April 30, 1892.
Formerly held at NLI call number 4530 TB.
Physical description: 1 print : lithograph ; 32 x 22.2 cm..
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