# 41512

MOORE-JONES, Horace (1868 - 1922)

Sketches made at Anzac

$7,500.00 AUD

during the occupation of that portion of the Gallipoli Peninsula by the Imperial Forces. By Sapper H. Moore-Jones N.Z.E.F. 1915. First Series [all published]. London : Hugh Rees Ltd., 1916. Original publisher’s gilt-lettered cloth gatefold portfolio, 360 x 810 mm, edges rubbed and worn, splits along folds, housing ten large format reproductions of panoramic paintings by Moore-Jones, each tipped-on to titled card mounts with tissue-guards (creased), a very good set.

[Together with] : Complete index to the first series of Sketches made at Anzac by Sapper H. Moore-Jones (New Zealand Engineers.) during the occupation of that portion of the Gallipoli Peninsula by the Imperial Forces. With forewords by General Sir Ian Hamilton, G.C.B., D.S>O., etc., Lt.-General Sir W.R. Birdwood, K.C.S.I., K.C.M.G., D.S.O., etc. Lt.-General Sir Alexander Godley, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., etc. London : published for the artist by Messrs. Hugh Rees, Ltd., 1916. Oblong quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 24, illustrated with keys to the colour plates, corrections slip, light foxing, a fine copy.

Horace Moore-Jones (1868 – 1922) was born in Worcestershire, England, the family emigrating to New Zealand in 1885, with Moore-Jones marrying a fellow artist and moving to Sydney where he held a number of successful exhibitions. Upon the death of his first wife he remarried, and returned to Auckland in 1908. At the outbreak of war, the artist joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF), serving in Gallipoli as a sapper, making detailed drawings of the previously unmapped domain. Whilst recovering from injury he produced a series of fine panoramic views of the Gallipoli Peninsula, including the major encampments and locations of engagement. The original watercolours were exhibited in London in April 1916, where Moore-Jones enjoyed an audience at Buckingham Palace with King George V, with Hugh Rees publishing this large format deluxe series of reproductions.

A rare contemporary series of views of the epic battlegrounds of Gallipoli.