Henry Edward Fripp - Photographer
Cape Town, Cape Colony
The Anglo-Zulu War connection is through the photographer who took the picture, in this case, Henry Edward Fripp (1851 -1920). Henry Edward was the elder brother of war
correspondent/artist Charles Edwin Fripp (1854-1906) who is possibly most famous for his epic painting “The Battle of Isandlwana”.
The brothers – two of at least nine siblings – came from an artistic family. Their father, George Arthur Fripp was also an artist as was a grandfather. Henry Edward immigrated to South
Africa in 1870 and became a prominent photographer in and around Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
|Above: The last stand of the 24th Regiment at Isandlwana as depicted by photographer Henry Edward Fripp's young if more well known brother Charles Edwin. Image: National