The Old Soldier (war horse)
Original colour-printed wood engraving by Edmund Evans (1826-1892) after a water colour by Basil Bradley, RWS (1842-1904)
Evans was a pre-eminent revivalist of colour printing from wood blocks, known as Chomoxylography, with one of the first coloured plates presented here to London newspaper readers:
here he choses to renders a picture of an old war horse in the field stirred by the sound of a trumpet as the soldiers pass. It is an endearing, proud, sad
and ever-relevant image then as it is now.He employed and did work for many of The Golden Age of Children's Illustrators, Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane, Kate Greenaway Richard "Dickie" Doyle.
Published by The Graphic newspaper, London, July 26, 1873
Size of Image = 43cm x 32cm