01932 882519

Captain James Cumming Dewar
By J. Alison, dated 1910

Description:

3/4 length Oil on Canvas of Captain James Cumming Dewar of Vogrie
Late King's Dragoons Guards and Prince Albert's XI Hussars, Private Chamberlain to H.H. Pope Pius X.  Knight of the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Sacred Military Order of the Holy Sepulchre, along with the South Africa Medal (Zulu Wars) where he was severely wounded and rescued by 2 men in his regiment who both received the Victoria Cross for their brave and selfless action.  If these men had left Cummings, he would have surely died by the spear of the Zulus.

The story is taken up by the citation of the VC action.

On 28 November 1879 during an attack on Sekukuni's Town, South Africa, Private Fitzpatrick and another private Thomas Fawn  with six men of the Native Contingent, were with a lieutenant of the 1st Dragoon Guards (Captain James Cumming Dewar) when he was badly wounded. The natives carried the wounded officer at first, but when the party was pursued by about 30 of the enemy they deserted and the lieutenant would have been killed but for the gallantry of the two privates - one carrying him and the other covering the retreat and firing on the enemy.

Period:

Edwardian & Later - 1901

Artist:

J. Alison

Canvas Dimensions
141.0 cms High ( 55.5 inches)
86.4 cms Wide ( 34 inches)

Frame Dimensions
165.1 cms High ( 65 inches)
114.3 cms Wide ( 45 inches)
10.2 cms Deep ( 4 inches)

Item 1203   
£3,700.00


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