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Illustrator, b. 1845 - d. 1910

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    • Melton Prior (English, 1845-1910) Original Illustration Art, Published in the Illustrated London News
      Nov. 21, 2022

      Melton Prior (English, 1845-1910) Original Illustration Art, Published in the Illustrated London News

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      Melton Prior (English, 1845-1910) Original Illustration Art, the Sudan War, c. 1890s, mixed media, signed and inscribed: "The dangers of the road / Arabs trying to cut off two messengers with despaches / the attempt + repulse." Published in the Illustrated London News. https://wellcomecollection.org/works/n34k7edr/items. Size: 14'' x 11'', 36 x 28 cm (sight); 24'' x 19.5'', 61 x 50 cm (frame).

      Material Culture
    • * Prior (Melton, 1845-1910). An important archive of original work
      Dec. 17, 2020

      * Prior (Melton, 1845-1910). An important archive of original work

      Est: £700 - £1,000

      * Prior (Melton, 1845-1910). An important archive of original work by Melton Prior, considered the most famous of the 'Special Artists' of the London & Illustrated News during the second half of the 19th century comprising, black and white photograph of Prior in his overseas war artist clothing, period hardwood frame, glazed; two pencil sketches from the Siege of Plevna with labels inscribed to verso 'The last days of Plevna serving out biscuits in camp, Milton Prior 1877, artists monogram lower left, 14 x 22.5cm, the other with the same title to verso but showing a different subject, 14.5 x 22cm, both framed and glazed; a pencil drawing of an officer of camel back c.1900, signed lower left, 25 x 20cm, framed and glazed; a pencil drawing showing a street scene in Haicheng Japanese Soldiers buying fouls (and so titled), signed lower left, 36 x 25.5cm, unframed; two pencil caricatures including one of Lord Roberts, 11 x 9cm, both together in one period oak frame, glazed; a pencil study a lady drawn by prior during the tour of the Duke and Duchess of York in 1901, with label to verso inscribed 'an original drawing by "Mr Melton Prior" artist who accompanied the "R.H.s The Duke & Duchess of York" on their Tour of the Colonies 1901. Drawn on ... portion of Royal train in Canada, Monday Oct 22nd 01, 17.5 x 11.5cm, framed and glazed; Three volumes of Illustrated London News 1900-01, containing many illustrations by Melton Prior during the Boer War; a portfolio containing 16 pen and ink cartoons by Melton Prior including characterization of Benet Burleigh, Harry Smith and John Boon Qty: (a carton)

      Dominic Winter Auctions
    • 1885 Melton Prior (1845-1910) Pencil Drawing depicting North Africa scene w
      Feb. 28, 2017

      1885 Melton Prior (1845-1910) Pencil Drawing depicting North Africa scene w

      Est: £250 - £350

      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.

      Mullocks Specialist Auctioneers
    • 1885 Melton Prior (1845-1910) Pencil Drawing depicting North Africa scene with camels in the distanc
      Oct. 18, 2016

      1885 Melton Prior (1845-1910) Pencil Drawing depicting North Africa scene with camels in the distanc

      Est: £350 - £450

      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.

      Mullocks Specialist Auctioneers
    • German Emperor and his Troops Enter Jerusalem through Jaffa Gate – Melton Prior
      Sep. 21, 2016

      German Emperor and his Troops Enter Jerusalem through Jaffa Gate – Melton Prior

      Est: -

      The German emperor and his troops enter Jerusalem through Jaffa Gate by Melon Prior. [London, 1898]. Print on paper. Printed on a whole page of the illustrated London weekly "The Illustrated London News". Melton Prior (1845-1910) served as a war correspondent and illustrator of the magazine. Approx. 56X37.5 cm. Good condition. Creases, stains, folding marks and marks of pins in the center of the print. Framed. Unexamined out of frame. Provenance: Collection of Willy Lindwer.

      Kedem Public Auction House Ltd
    • Melton Prior (1845-1910) - Mule Merchandise Train
      May. 23, 2014

      Melton Prior (1845-1910) - Mule Merchandise Train

      Est: £400 - £600

      Melton Prior (1845-1910) - Mule Merchandise Train From Cabello To Valencia, watercolour heightened with bodycolour, signed and inscribed with title in pencil to the centre, 30cm x 25cm, framed (discoloured)

      Nicholas Mellors Auctioneers
    • MELTON PRIOR (1845-1910) 'Alfred Dreyfuss - The
      Oct. 02, 2013

      MELTON PRIOR (1845-1910) 'Alfred Dreyfuss - The

      Est: £100 - £150

      MELTON PRIOR (1845-1910) 'Alfred Dreyfuss - The Court Marshall at Rennes', signed and inscribed 'Rennes', also annotated 'Maitre Demarge to the Judges - 'You have only to account for your verdict to your consciences and to God', pencil drawing, 13" x 9 1/2"

      Mallams
    • CIRCLE OF MELTON PRIOR (1845 - 1910) Soldiers
      Apr. 12, 2012

      CIRCLE OF MELTON PRIOR (1845 - 1910) Soldiers

      Est: £500 - £1,000

      CIRCLE OF MELTON PRIOR (1845 - 1910) Soldiers practising battle formation at a camp with a castle fort on the high ground, pencil sketch with white gouache highlights, 11.25" x 15"

      Duke's
    • Melton Prior (1845-1910) Colonial troops charging with a P & O liner beyond, Unframed, 3.5 x 5.5in.
      Mar. 24, 2011

      Melton Prior (1845-1910) Colonial troops charging with a P & O liner beyond, Unframed, 3.5 x 5.5in.

      Est: £300 - £400

      Melton Prior (1845-1910) pen and ink on a printed postcard, Colonial troops charging with a P & O liner beyond, signed, Prior served as a war Artist in Southern Africa, 1895-1900, The Caledonia was commissioned to sail to Somaliland in 1903 and Melton Prior was commissioned to cover it for the Illustrated News. Unframed, 3.5 x 5.5in.

      Gorringes
    • Melton Prior (1845-1910) 'Arrival of the Prince of
      Mar. 23, 2010

      Melton Prior (1845-1910) 'Arrival of the Prince of

      Est: £100 - £150

      Melton Prior (1845-1910) 'Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Lord Stamford [sic] seat at Leicester' pencil, signed lower left, inscribed lower right 15 x 23 cm (6 x 9 in)

      Holloway's
    • Melton Prior 1845-1910- "The Somalian Expedition.
      Mar. 09, 2010

      Melton Prior 1845-1910- "The Somalian Expedition.

      Est: £300 - £400

      Melton Prior 1845-1910- "The Somalian Expedition. One of the Mullah's spies captured on the march goes on with us under charge of Sikh's"; pencil, signed and inscribed, 17x26cn

      Roseberys
    • Melton Prior (British, 1845-1910) Charge of the Household Cavalry at Kassassin, 28 August 1882
      Jan. 19, 2010

      Melton Prior (British, 1845-1910) Charge of the Household Cavalry at Kassassin, 28 August 1882

      Est: £500 - £800

      Charge of the Household Cavalry at Kassassin, 28 August 1882 signed and dated 'Melton Prior. August 28th 82. ' (lower left) and inscribed 'Charge of the Household Cavalry at Kassasin (sic)' (lower right), watercolour en grisaille, unframed 44 x 57cm (17 5/16 x 22 7/16in).

      Bonhams
    • Melton Prior (British, 1845-1910) Boers on the trek unframed, within a volume of A. Conan Doyle, The Great Boer War, (Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1900)
      Oct. 14, 2009

      Melton Prior (British, 1845-1910) Boers on the trek unframed, within a volume of A. Conan Doyle, The Great Boer War, (Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1900)

      Est: £1,000 - £1,500

      Boers on the trek signed 'Melton Prior' (lower left) and inscribed 'Boers on the trek' (lower right) watercolour en grisaille 20.3 x 34.3cm (8 x 13 1/2in). unframed, within a volume of A. Conan Doyle, The Great Boer War, (Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1900)

      Bonhams
    • Melton Prior (British, 1845-1910) After the Delhi Durbar; The Alarm (2) 21 x 16 cm (8¼ x 6¼ in) each.
      Dec. 17, 2008

      Melton Prior (British, 1845-1910) After the Delhi Durbar; The Alarm (2) 21 x 16 cm (8¼ x 6¼ in) each.

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      After the Delhi Durbar; The Alarm (2) one signed 'Melton Prior' (lower left), dated 'Jan 03' and inscribed with title (lower right); the other signed 'Melton Prior' and dated 'Jan 25 03' (lower left) and inscribed with title (lower right) pastel 21 x 16 cm (8¼ x 6¼ in) each.

      Bonhams
    • Prior (Melton, 1845-1910). The Battle of Majuba
      Nov. 09, 2007

      Prior (Melton, 1845-1910). The Battle of Majuba

      Est: £300 - £500

      Prior (Melton, 1845-1910). The Battle of Majuba Hill, South Africa, 1881, panoramic pencil sketch, signed and dated March 1881, with pencil inscriptions and identifications, some minor soiling and one or two sl. backboard stains, approx. 250 x 710 mm (10 x 28 ins), framed and glazed [ Subject to VAT ]

      Dominic Winter Auctions
    • Melton Prior (1845-1910)
      Oct. 03, 2006

      Melton Prior (1845-1910)

      Est: £400 - £600

      Morning Scene in the Fish Market. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. inscribed as titled (lower right) and signed and dated 'Melton Prior. 1892.' (lower left) pencil, pen and ink and grey wash heightened with white on paper 10 1/4 x 17in. (26 x 43.2cm.)

      Christie's
    • Melton Prior (1845-1910)
      Apr. 13, 2006

      Melton Prior (1845-1910)

      Est: £400 - £600

      Making the Mudir a Pasha, Lord Wolseley's arrival at the mudirate signed 'Melton Prior' (lower left) and inscribed 'Making the Mudir - a Pashia - Lord Wolseley's arrival at the mudirate mimic charge of Arabs-' (lower right) pencil and watercolour heightened with white on paper 17 1/4 x 22 3/8in. (43.8 x 56.8cm.)

      Christie's
    • PRIOR, MELTON.
      May. 17, 2005

      PRIOR, MELTON.

      Est: £5,000 - £7,000

      Sketches of the Zulu War by Melton Prior, 1879 (titled thus on portfolio). An album of drawings in pencil, watercolour and bodycolour, all signed and dated by the artist, the sheets mounted to size and bound in a morocco-backed album (732 x 530mm.), housed in a morocco portfolio with wooden mounts and brass clasp (defective), titled in gilt on upper cover, large folio (600 x 830mm.), 1879 CATALOGUE NOTE The first drawing shows Sir Thomas Hesketh galloping in to inform General Lord Chelmsford of developments in battle. Melton Prior (1845-1910) was a noted artist-reporter in the employ of, among others, the Illustrated London News. He was described by that publication as "the doyen of war artists"; during his career he covered conflicts in Africa, South America, Burma and other locations. "Through his work in the Illustrated London News, Prior helped shape the Victorian public's perceptions of the empire and of war. His pictures remain useful historical sources and have been much reproduced, particularly in works of military history" (Oxford DNB).

      Sotheby's
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