Caton Woodville was the son of an American military artist who settled in London in 1852. In November 1882 he was commissioned by The Fine Art Society "to proceed to Egypt and paint a picture of the Battle of Kassassin for eight hundred pounds". The painting was exhibited in Spring 1883 alongside paintings by De Neuville and Wyllie of The Battle of Telel-Kebir and The Bombardment of Alexandria. Engravings of these three paintings were among the most popular shown at The FAS. — The Fine Art Society Story. Part I
- A Troop Dinner in India
- A flash of lighnting showed him the white robe, the wings, the golden aureole
- Your slave was once a sword sharpener by trade
- New Year’s Eve in Barracks
- Christmas in the backwoods: Absent friends
- An old-fashioned Christmas
- You will find the Child in the manger
- Hesitating at the door he dare not enter
The Fine Art Society Story. Part I. London: The Fine Art Society, 2001. Catalogue Number 149.
Steel, Flora Annie. “Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.” Christmas number of The Illustrated London News. (1902): 7-11. Hathi Trust Digital Library web version of a copy in The University of Chicago Library. Web. 10 January 2016. The above illustration appears on p. 11.
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