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Pack 577. Pack of two Irish Regiment military prints by Lady Elizabeth Butler and Richard Simkin.
PCK0577. Pack of two Irish regimental prints by Lady Elizabeth Butler and Richard Simkin, depicting soldiers of the Connaught Rangers, and other British Army regiments from Ireland. Items in this pack :
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DHM069. Listed for the Connaught Rangers by Lady Elizabeth Butler.
Depicts two Irish peasants in traditional dress being marched through a Kerry glen by a recruiting party of the 88th Regiment (Connaught Rangers)
Open edition print.
Image size 30 inches x 18 inches (76cm x 46cm)
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DHM108. Irish Regiments in the British Army by Richard Simkin.
Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Leinster Regiment, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars, 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, Connaught Rangers, 5th Royal Irish Lancers, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Royal Irish rifles, Royal Irish Regiment, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, Royal Munster Fusiliers.
Open edition print.
Image size 24 inches x 10 inches (61cm x 25cm)
Website Price: £ 65.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £95.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £30
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|Artist Details : Richard Simkin|
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Born on November 5th 1850 and was born in Herne Bay Kent, England, Richard Simkin grew up in Aldershot, Hampshire, marrying his wife, Harriet, in 1880, and it is also believed he was a volunteer in the Artist's Rifles. He was employed by the War Office to design recruiting posters. He is probabaly best know for his series of Army regiments including Yeomanry and Colonial regiments, a weekly supplement print to the Army and Navy Gazette. In 1901 he created a series of 'Types of the Indian Army' for the Gazette. He obtained much of the information from the Colonial and India Exhibition of 1886. Over a period of over 50 years Richard Simkin produced thousands of watercolours of Army uniforms and watercolours of Army life and campaigns. Many of these paintings can be seen in regimental museums and messes. Simkin also contributed illustrations to The Army and Navy gazzette, the Boy's Own Magazine, and The Graphic and many paintings were used in books and publications of Raphael Tuck and Sons. Richard Simkin died on the 25th June 1926 at home at 7 Cavensigh Street, Herne Bay. Many of richard Simkin's antique prints have been reproduced as prints by Cranston Fine Arts and are available from our websites, along with many original antique prints which are hard to find these days.
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|Artist Details : Lady Elizabeth Butler|
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Lady Elizabeth Butler
Elizabeth Thompson, later Lady Butler, was perhaps the leading painter of this genre of the late nineteenth century. Her famous quartet of paintings exhibited between 1874 and 1877 (Calling the Roll after and Engagement in the Crimea - Her Majesty the Queen; Quatre Bras - National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Balaclava - City of Manchester Art Gallery; and The Return from Inkerman - Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull) established her reputation but her subsequent works never quite achieved the fame of these earlier pictures, in spite of such dramatic scenes as Scotland for Ever! (Leeds City Art Gallery) and The Defence of Rorkes Drift (Her Majesty the Queen) She continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy until 1920 but with few exceptions, all her pictures had military themes particularly soldiers in battle. While she never witnessed actual warfare, although she was in Egypt for some years in the 1880s with her husband, Lieut. Gen. Sir William Butler, many of her pictures were drawn accurately using models in some cases, or observing soldiers on maneuvers or practicing charges at Aldershot. For instance, when Queen Victoria commissioned the artist to depict the defense of Rorkes Drift, Elizabeth Butler went down to Gosport where the 24th Regiment was billeted upon its return from Natal, and made sketches from life. The soldiers even re-enacted the battle in their original uniforms worn throughout the campaign.
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