I love museums for the mysteries they provide the viewer. A case in point is this watercolor. I was intrigued by the caption and the artist. I was prompted to investigate Edouard Manduau and his intriguing life. But I also came to the conclusion that the title and attribution were wrong! The artist was James Thiriar and had nothing to do with colonial excesses but rather the Ruwenzori Mountains. But I did learn that there were some Belgians who were appalled by the conditions in Leopold's colony very early on (1885) and spoke out against them.
— Philip Benson