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10th June 2003C. E. Fripp's 'The Death of Melvill & Coghill'.
By John Young
Does anyone know the current location of C. E. Fripp's original painting which depicts the death of Lieutenants Melvill & Coghill?
11th June 2003Clive Dickens
I know that the National Army Museum in London has one but if this is the original I could not honestly say .
11th June 2003Martin Everett
Dear John,
I am at home - so have no reference books - you might like to invest in 'British Artists at War' (I think thats the title) by Peter Harrington. There is a good section on AZW. Give the museum ring or email - they should be able provide the answer.
12th June 2003Clive Dickens
I have the book That Martin recommends I have gone through it but it does not say of it whereabouts now of Thripps painting, I have been in touch with a friend who works at the NAM and he tells me it was only loaned to them for a short time the only painting they have is one of the battle of ULundi, But as Martin suggests perhaps the NAM can tell you the information you require.
12th June 2003Clive Dickens
Sorry that should of course read Fripp.
12th June 2003John Young
Clive & Martin,

Many thanks to you both for the informaiion.

Clive, I hope the NAM still has the Fripp Isandlwana painting given to them by 21st S.A.S. ("The Artists' Rifles").

I'll look out for the book to add to the collection.

John Y.
13th June 2003Clive Dickens
The book was published by Greenhill books
it was first published in1993, if Greenhil do not have any try Naval & Military Press Ltd.
Best of Luck