"The Soldier's Tear"–Old Song

Pen, brush, and brown ink with touches of white gouache | 15.8 x 20.7cm | c. 1879

Charles Samuel Keene

A British marine weeps because he fears the fighting in South Africa will end before he gets there–the Anglo-Zulu war lasted only six months. Text published with the related wood engraving, probably in Punch, sheds further light on the image:

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