Customer Helpline
(UK) : 01436 820269

Shipping Rates
Valuation of Your Collection

You currently have no items in your basket


FREE worldwide shipping for orders over £150

Join us on Facebook!


Buy with confidence and security!
Publishing historical art since 1985

Follow us on Twitter!

AMAZING VALUE SPECIAL OFFERS !

VIEW ALL OF OUR CURRENT SPECIAL OFFERS HERE!
 
Product Search        
Massive savings on this month's big offers including our BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offer on many prints, many others at HALF PRICE or with FREE PRINTS and all orders over £150 get FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!
Many of our offers end in 14 hours, 23 minutes!
THE BIG SALE ... THE BIG SALE ... THE BIG SALE ... THE BIG SALE ... THE BIG SALE

Pinned Like Rats in a Hole by Mark Churms. (P)


Pinned Like Rats in a Hole by Mark Churms. (P)

Depicting Private Hook and Private Williams, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Foot inside the burning hospital at Rorkes Drift, 7pm January 1879. At about 6 pm the Zulus first forced their way into the hospital building where some thirty patients were defended by a handful of able-bodied men. A running fight ensued as the patients were evacuated from room to room, a desperate struggle made all the more terrible when the Zulus set fire to the thatched roof. Here Private Alfred Henry Hook holds Zulus of the uThulwana regiment at bay whilst Private John Williams helps a patient escape, Hook received a head wound when a spear struck off his helmet.
Item Code : DHM0372PPinned Like Rats in a Hole by Mark Churms. (P) - This Edition
TYPEEDITION DETAILSSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSYOUR PRICEPURCHASING
ORIGINAL
PAINTING
Original painting by Mark Churms.

Image size 40 inches x 30 inches (102cm x 76cm)Artist : Mark ChurmsHalf
Price!
Now : £4600.00

Quantity:
OWN AN ORIGINAL PAINTING!
This fantastic original painting is part of our huge original collection of over 350 paintings.
The price shown is already discounted, but we are also happy to consider any reasonable offer for this item.
Please email us at orders@military-art.com or call on international (+44)1436 820269 or from UK on 01436 820269 and we will be happy to discuss this item with you.
THE BIG SALE ... THE BIG SALE ... THE BIG SALE ... THE BIG SALE ... THE BIG SALE
THIS ORIGINAL PAINTING IS HALF PRICE!
For a short time, this item is being offered at half of its normal price.
We have many thousands of items like this across our website, offering great value to our customers.
Items included in the offer are changed frequently.
SAVE MONEY WITH OUR DISCOUNT DOUBLE PRINT PACKS!

Buy With :
Pot That Fellow by Mark Churms. (P)
for £9600 -
Save £7800

Buy With :
Wounded by Mark Churms. (P)
for £9400 -
Save £8000
SAVE MONEY WITH OUR TRADE DISCOUNT MULTI-PRINT PACKS - AVAILABLE DIRECT TO OUR CUSTOMERS AT THESE PRICES!
Original Zulu War Paintings Discount Pack.

Pack price : £17800 - Save £15800

        
Buy With :
3 other prints in this pack :
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OR PURCHASE

Pack price : £17800 - Save £15800

Titles in this pack :
Pinned Like Rats in a Hole by Mark Churms. (P)  (View This Item)
Wounded by Mark Churms. (P)  (View This Item)
Eve of Distinction by Mark Churms. (P)  (View This Item)
Pot That Fellow by Mark Churms. (P)  (View This Item)

All prices on our website are displayed in British Pounds Sterling



Other editions of this item : Pinned Like Rats in a Hole by Mark Churms.DHM0372
TYPEEDITION DETAILSSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSYOUR PRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Signed limited edition of 1000 prints. Image size 8 inches x 12 inches (20cm x 31cm)Artist : Mark ChurmsHalf Price!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £28.00VIEW EDITION...
ARTIST
PROOF
Limited edition of 50 artist proofs. Image size 8 inches x 12 inches (20cm x 31cm)Artist : Mark Churms£10 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £50.00VIEW EDITION...
POSTCARDPostcard Postcard size 6 inches x 4 inches (15cm x 10cm)noneAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£2.00VIEW EDITION...
General descriptions of types of editions :




Extra Details :
About this edition :





This painting being viewed in our originals gallery.

Artist Details : Mark Churms
Click here for a full list of all artwork by Mark Churms


Mark Churms

Mark was born in Wales in 1967. He gained his degree in Architectural Studies at Oxford Polytechnic in 1989, but soon his interest in drawing buildings was surpassed by his love of painting horses and in 1991 he began work as a freelance artist. His first commissions were for sporting subjects, Polo, Racing and Hunting. However his consuming passion for military history, particularly of the Napoleonic era, quickly became his dominant theme, with the invaluable counsel of French military experts (accuracy in uniform and terrain of the various battles takes a great deal of time and consultation with many experts across Europe). Mark Churms joined Cranston Fine Arts in 1991 and for a period of 8 years, was commissioned for several series and special commissions. His series of the Zulu War, and of the Battle of Waterloo were the highlights during this period. Mark Churms' deep understanding and detailed knowledge of the period made Mark at that time one of the most prolific and successfull artists for Cranston Fine Arts. Cranston Fine Arts are proud with their series of superb art prints and original paintings painted by Mark Churms in this period. We now offer Mark Churms art prints in special 2 and 4 print packs with great discounts as well as a number of selected original paintings at upto half price.

More about Mark Churms

This Week's Half Price Art

Prince Rupert beginning his career as a leader of the Royalist Cavalry drove the Parliamentarian Cavalry off the field. Prince Rupert was a nephew of King Charles I and commanded the Royalist cavalry during the English Civil War.  Prince Rupert was born on 17th December1619 in Prague.   His mother was Elizabeth, the sister of Charles I.  Rupert became a soldier and fought in the Thirty Years War (1618 - 1648) and in 1642, he joined the army of Charles I in the English Civil War. He was soon appointed to lead the royalist cavalry and fought in the first major battle of the war at Edgehill in October 1642. His cavalry charge completely routed the parliamentarians but he got carried away and pursued them too far from the battlefield, losing the chance to inflict a decisive defeat. His reputation grew after a number of military.  In 1644  Prince Rupert led the spectacular relief of the siege of York  but  his army was defeated by a parliamentary army at Battle of Marston Moor, losing York and the north to Cromwell    In June 1645 he took part in the Battle of Naseby at which the royalists were defeated.  In September Rupert surrendered Bristol to parliament and in response the king abruptly withdrew his commission. Rupert left for exile in Holland.  After the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Rupert held a series of British naval commands, fighting in the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars.  On 19th November 1682 Prince Rupert died.
Prince Rupert at Edgehill by Stanley Berkeley (GS)
Half Price! - £200.00
 Braving intense enemy fire, Lt. Col. RB Mayne, Commanding Officer 1st SAS Regiment devastated a German ambush and subsequently rescued wounded troops of his own unit who had been pinned down while on a reconnaissance mission for the 4th Canadian Armoured Division.

Paddys Fourth DSO, The Olderburg Raid, 9th April 1945 by David Pentland.
Half Price! - £40.00
French skirmishers engaging Prussians during an attack in Metz during August 1870.
Surprise attack in the Suburbs of Metz by Alphonse de Neuville.
Half Price! - £33.00
 French dragoons attack a Spanish farmhouse where they believe Spanish guerillas are hiding.

La Gueper Espagnol by Mark Churms. (Y)
Half Price! - £20.00

DHM1499. Capemounted Rifled against Shakas Zulu Impis c.1827 by Chris Collingwood.

Capemounted Rifles against Shakas Zulu Impis c.1827 by Chris Collingwood.
Half Price! - £60.00
In the reletive comfort of a stable, two Polish Lancers rest and tend one of their horses.

Lancers in a Stable by Horace Vernet.
Half Price! - £20.00
As the evening draws to a close Napoleon is seen riding amongst his men after their victory at the Battle of Friedland.  Due to the French pressure the Russian Commander General Levin Bennigsen moved his army back to his main camp at Konigsberg in June 1807, while his army of 60,000 men crossed the River Alle at Friedland.  It was faced by a French force of 26,000 under the command of Marshal Jean Lannes. The Russian Commander attacked early on the 14th of June. The much smaller force fought of the Russian attacks for nine hours, giving time for the main French force of 80,000 to arrive. Marshall Neys Force came up from the south and attacked the Russian left flank which gave way all the way along the river until just outside Friedland where it was halted. A second corps under the command of General Laude Victor came to the support of Neys left flank. Victor also brought up 30 Artillery pieces which blasted the Russians at very short range. The Russians that were massed in the tiny village and unable to cross the River received huge numbers of casualties due to the artillery fire. General Bennigsens army was decimated with most of his troops killed, wounded or forced to cross the river.  The actual looses were 11,000 dead, 7,000 wounded and many thousands of troops drowned trying to cross the river. This compared to the French losses of 1372 killed 9,108 wounded.   The French army pursued the Russians with Marshal Soult occupying Konigsberg on June 16th.  A few days later Czar Alexander I arranged a truce and on the 25th of June on a barge like raft on the River Niemen along with the Prussian King Frederick Willaim III drew up the Treaty of Tilset. Prussia ceded to France all the territories West of the Elbe, becoming the Kingdom of Westphalia and from the area of Poland both Russia and Prussia recognised the new state, The Duchy of Warsaw.

Battle of Friedland by Horace Vernet (GL)
Half Price! - £300.00
Bhurtpore, about a hundred miles South of Delhi, was a fortified city perched on a great mound. The walls of the fortress were built of mud, of immense thickness, and the round shot fired by artillery in those days simply buried themselves deeply in their sides. Following the murder of the rightful successor to the ruler of Bhurtpore, lawlessness and oppression prevailed in the region. The Governor General ordered the Bengal Army to restore order there.  One cavalry and two infantry divisions, with a powerful siege train of the Bengal Army marched towards the city. Then began the slow, methodical work of digging the parallels, emplacing the guns behind defensive parapets and bringing up and defending the massive quantity of ammunition that was required. In the rocky soil around Bhurtpore every European and Native soldier was employed in the hard work of digging these positions. The guns steadily pushed forward as new parallels were dug, until the breaching batteries were established no more than 250 yards from the fortress. On 18th January 1826 the final assault was made, and Bhurtpore was captured.  Gabions filled with earth protect the guns from enemy fire. Above these are laid fascines and sandbags. Bhurtpore's crumbling walls of dry mud, which the artillery has been bombarding night and day, can be glimpsed above the gun position. I have depicted an iron 24-pounder gun on its wooden platform. The piece of the gun would have been horizontal at this range. The NCO in charge of the gun is sighting it by looking along the piece. Two men with hand-spikes manhandle the bracket trail according to his instructions. This would have to be done each time the gun was fired. The solid round shot has been loaded and rammed home on its wooden sabot. After correctly laying the gun, the NCO will retire to the left rear and order the man holding the portfire to ignite the charge. A native lascar or Golundauze is replenishing the water bucket for the spongeman. In the background a bugler of the Bengal Artillery can be glimpsed in his red jacket. At far right is a soldier of HM's 59th Foot, which served in the trenches and took part in the assault.  In 1861 the Bengal Artillery was absorbed into the Royal Artillery.
3rd Company, 4th Battalion Bengal Artillery at the Siege of Bhurtpore, 1825-26. Now 57 (Bhurtpore) Locating Battery Royal Artillery. (GS)
Half Price! - £200.00
          Home / View All Products                       View Your Basket