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2nd West India Regiment by Harry Payne.


2nd West India Regiment by Harry Payne.

Item Code : ANT02372nd West India Regiment by Harry Payne. - This Edition
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PRINTSpecial edition of 50 reprints, printed on high quality 300gsm German etching stock. Paper and Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 23cm) none£18.00

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Original Chromolithograph published c.1890s. Size 12.5 inches x 9 inches (32cm x 23cm)none£130.00VIEW EDITION...
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Artist Details : Harry Payne
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Harry Payne

Very prolific artist who produced many military illustrations for books and postcard series, often collaborating with his brother Arthur, but did paint several battle pictures in oil, his most famous canvas being the Queen's Bays at Lucknow (Queen's Dragoon Guards) showing the routing of a body of mutineers by the 2nd Dragoon Guards under Major W H Seymour outside Lucknow on March 6th 1858. Payne's other battle scenes in oil include Villers en Couchies, 24th April 1794 (15th / 19th King's Royal Hussars) painted in 1894 and presented to the regiment the following year, Shangani River (Private Collection), and The Charge of the Scots Greys and Gordon Highlanders at Waterloo (Private Collection). Payne always fancied himself as a soldier and served for some years in the West Kent Yeomanry, reaching the rank of sergeant in the 1890s.

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