A horse is rearing and ready to go waiting for the cavalry charge. The soldier is a member of the 7th Queen's Own Light Dragoons Hussars. This watercolor painting was painted on a hand laid paper that was put down on a heavy paper. It is signed R. Simkin in the lower left. The painting has no glass and inside the hand painted mat it measures 7 inches wide and 9 inches tall. It does have a couple spots of light foxing in the sky area. The largest being not larger then 1/8”. The painting is still in great condition for its age with vivid colors and no tears or water damage. The original frame measures 13-1/2 inches wide and 17-1/2 inches tall. Frame has wear commensurate with its age with small chip lower right. On the verso of the painting it is painted with a D2345. This was purchased from an estate in Rye England.
Richard Simkin was know for his paintings of regiments and costumes of the British Military during his lifetime. He documented many of the soldier uniforms from that time period. His paintings can be seen in numerous regimental museums and his illustrations appear in regimental history books.
Richard (R.) Simkin (1840 - 1926) Calvary Charge of a British Hussars 7th Queen's Own Light Dragoons Watercolor Painting Signed by Listed Artist