Frederick Russel Burnham – The most famous of all American Scouts – Original gouache for The Graphic. – Dadd, Frank


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Depicting the escape of the scouts Burnham and Armstrong after they had shot and killed the Mlimo, the Ndebele spiritual leader in March 1896, during the second Matabele War. “Frederick Russel Burnham: Explorer, discoverer, cowboy and scout… American, he served as chief of scouts in the Boer War and an intimate friend of Lord Baden-Powell. It was on some of his exploits demanding great courage, alertness and skill in surmounting the perils of the outdoors, that the founder of Scouting based some of the activities of the Boy Scout program. As an honorary Scout of the Boy Scouts of America he has served as an inspiration to the youth of the Nation and is the embodiment of the qualities of the ideal Scout.” His friend Teddy Roosevelt had this to say about him: “I know Burnham. He is a scout and a hunter of courage and ability, a man totally without fear, a sure shot and a fighter. He is the ideal scout, and when enlisted in the military service of any country he is bound to be of the greatest benefit.” Image size: 12′ x 9′ (30.5 x 22.8cm) Signed with the artist’s initials to the lower right. Laid down on card. ref: 27th Annual Report of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) 1936 Burnham the Scout (1901) by Curtis Brown Pearson’s Magazine (U.S.) vol.6 #5 Nov. 1901 Scouting on Two Continents by Major Frederick Russell Burnham

First Edition: Yes
Signed: Yes
Condition: Very good

Dimensions: image size: 30.5 x 22.8cm

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Weight 2000 g