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Watercolour of the 14th Kings Hussars


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An amateur watercolour of a soldier of the 14th (Kings) Hussars with a sepia, cut out photograph used for the unknown subject's face.

Although some parts of the painting have good detail, such as the braid to the uniform and the saddle blanket, other parts such as the horse show a naïve quality.

The background shows an over hanging tree and a river or lake with bridge and further soldiers riding across it. The soldier's regiment, the 14th Hussars is marked to the saddle blanket.

The regiment was raised in 1715 as the 14th Light Dragoons but their name changed, in August 1861, to the 14th Hussars a few days after hosting the Prince of Wales for diner whilst stationed at Newbridge cavalry barracks in County Kildare.

The water colour and mount has some foxing, as can be seen from the images. Late 19th Century.

The framed size is given.

  • Dimensions:
    H 43.5cm x W 56cm
    H 17" x W 22"

  • Period: Late 19th Century
  • Medium: Watercolour & Photograph
  • Country: ENgland
  • Style: Military Painting
  • Condition: Some foxing, as can be seen
  • Reference Number: 81835