The Church of St Michael, Abyssinia, 1868

Cornelius Francis (Frank) James

The Church of St Michael, Abyssinia, 1868
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

The Church of St Michael, Abyssinia, 1868.

Watercolour by Captain Cornelius Francis James, Bombay Staff Corps, 1868.

James painted this view of the Church of St Michael during the advance of Lieutenant-General Sir Robert (later Field Marshal Lord) Napier's expeditionary force to King Theodore's capital at Magdala. Although the engineers laid a railway and built a road part of the way into the interior of the country, Napier's men still had to traverse over 400 miles (640 km) of difficult country to get to Magdala. James served with the Bombay Staff Corps during the expedition.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
75238
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1990-01-70-1

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