The Man Who Would be King, No 1
William STRANG (Scottish, b.1859, d.1921): Artist
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The novella is set in India and Kafiristan (now Afghanistan) and describes the adventures of two European travellers who attempted to become Kings of Kafiristan. Their plans failed; one was murdered and the other, Peachey Carnehan, was crucified between two pine trees. Carnehan survived the crucixion for a full day, which the Kafirs considered to be a miracle and set him free.
The image depicts Carnehan and the two pine trees. A group of Kafirs are gathered behind the trees; the dominant figure is wearing a turban and carrying a staff and appears to be accessing the condition of Carnehan. There are high alpine mountains in the background.
Dimensions: 2 - Frame: 487 x 400mm
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