Name the" Occupation of the Suez Canal" caricatures?

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Name the" Occupation of the Suez Canal" caricatures?

Postby Cullen » 12 Jan 2016 15:09

Hello all.
I'm a relative newbie to this period and forum so I'm wondering if there are any experts who may be able to name any of the individuals on this "Christmas Card".
I'm not sure if it was designed as a Christmas Card of if the term implies irony or sarcasm.
I think that the figure on horseback represents Lord Wolseley but have no idea of the others.
I'd appreciate any suggestions.
(The reverse of the card is blank.)
Kind regards
Jim
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Re: Name the" Occupation of the Suez Canal" caricatures?

Postby jf42 » 12 Jan 2016 19:57

Intriguing. Others more knowledgable will have more qualified suggestions, but:

I wondered if the gent with the cocked hat and full beard could be Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, son of our dear Queen, but I think he might be too old (The Duke was in his early thirties)- and it's hard to find an image of the Duke with a full beard although he does have that Saxe-Coburg look, still in evidence today.

He might be Lieut Gen Sir Edward Bruce Hamley, GOC 4th Division but I can't think why he'd be so prominent:
http://www.npgprints.com/image/442038/m ... uce-hamley

The one with the hat a-thwart is probably the sailor of the crew- Admiral Seymour :
http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/searc ... n-Alcester

The soldier with sun helmet and the moustache, and his arm over the side of the boat looks very like Maj Gen. General Graham V.C.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Graham

Best I can do!
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Re: Name the" Occupation of the Suez Canal" caricatures?

Postby Cullen » 18 Jan 2016 12:24

Many thanks for your most helpful reply.
I'll try to put up a close up of the characters in the boat.
Any idea who the chap with the monocle, second from the right, might be?
Cheers
Jim
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Re: Name the" Occupation of the Suez Canal" caricatures?

Postby jf42 » 18 Jan 2016 15:53

If you look at Anglo-Egyptian War here: < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Egyptian_War >, select the names of commanders from the Order of Battle and search Google images, you might have some joy. The cap, for circa 1882, looks more naval than military.
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Re: Name the" Occupation of the Suez Canal" caricatures?

Postby bill wright » 23 Jan 2016 15:28

The person pulling the boat is clearly Wolseley. The other 3 leading figures are open to discussion but the sailor one is obviously Admiral Seymour. The other pair seem to be General Hamley and probably General Sir John Adye, Wolseley`s chief of staff. It is possible one of that pair is meant to represent the Duke of Connaught (the Queen`s son), but he did not look much like either of them.
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