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What of the War?
c. 1881 
Philip Wilson Steer -- English Artist
Tate Gallery, London 
Oil on canvas 
91.4 x 70.5 cm 
Jpg: Tate Gallery
By 1881, things were not going well for the British. On Feburary 27th, they were suprisingly defeated by the Boers at the battle of Majuba in South Africa. Back in Great Britain, of course, it was hard not to be fixated on the reports in the paper. 



By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created 11/12/2002