Charles Edwin Fripp was the fourth son of artist, George Arthur Fripp, and his wife, Mary Percival. He was also the grandson of Captain Nicholas Pocock, the marine artist. Charles was born at Camden Town, London on 4th September 1854. Like his father and grandfather, he made his mark in the world through his paintings and illustrations. He studied at the Royal Academy of Munich and Nuremberg and was employed by The Graphic (London) in 1875. After years covering the wars in South Africa, he was made special artist for The Graphic from 1885 - 1900, also covering other conflicts in Sudan, Japan and the Philippines.
His travels also took him to the Wild West where he illustrated the plight of the Red Indians and the life of the cowboy. These appeared in The Graphic in 1889 and later in a book by Paul Hogarth titled "Artists on Horseback". He also produced the frontispiece for a Conan Doyle book of fifteen classic tales titled "The Green Flag and Other Stories of War and Sport."
He died in 1906 but left a legacy in his many paintings, illustrations and vivid descriptions of the many places and people he visited during his adventurous life.
|Battle of Isandhlwana||1879 - Further Details from Battle Boutique|
|Kendo fighting||1882 - Source from Charente Kendo|
|Cowboy||1889 - Source from Prints Old & Rare|
|Indian||1889 - Source from Prints Old & Rare|
|Elaine||La Morte d'Arthur - Oil on canvas (B&W) - From The Victorian Web|
|Alaska / Klondyke|| 1898 - Four Illustrations printed in Le Volcan d'or (The Gold Vulcano) by Jules Verne
No. 17 - View of Fort Wrangal (Wrangell) - Alaska
No. 26 - Lewes River - Alaska
No. 27 - Fort Selkirk - Yukon
No. 30 - Dawson C (Probably Dawson City, Yukon)
Thanks to Bernhard Krauth and www.jules-verne-club.de for these four links.