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Edmund Caldwell was a prominent British animal painter, born in Canterbury. He studied art under Sydney Cooper and won a scholarship to a London art school. He spent the rest of his career in London, first exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1880. He also exhibited at Suffolk Street and at the New Water-Colour Society. Caldwell contributed illustrations to a number of books on wildlife such as H.A. Bryden’s Animals of Africa (1909) as well as hunting books such as W.E. Ogilvie’s The Gun at Home and Abroad (1912). He is probably best known today for his illustrations for the classic children’s novel Jock of the Bushveld (1907) by the South African statesman and author Sir James Percy Fitzpatrick, who brought the artist from London to South Africa to make on site drawings. This popular book is still in print. The William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope museum in Cape Town, South Africa, has numerous watercolor paintings by Caldwell.

This is clearly a watercolour completed whilst in Sth Africa. 44x35 cms inc frame.The frame is a fine carved period example lightly gilded.

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