Folk Art, British Soldier on Horseback, Watercolor and Photograph Composition

R. Sinclair. Late 10th Hussars, 123 Northgate Street, Canterbury, Dec. 7th, 1878 By Richard Sinclair, (Specialist in military subjects), A colorful composition displaying a handsome horse and rider in military uniform

Folk Art, British Soldier on Horseback, Watercolor and Photograph Composition, Image 1

Richard John Sinclair was born in Dublin about 1845; Richard served with the 10th Royal Hussars at Dublin on the 14th September, 1865. Sinclair established his studio in Northgate shortly after his discharge from the army. The majority of his watercolors depict soldiers of cavalry regiments standing in front of or on horseback with rustic backgrounds. The heads of the soldiers are actual sepia photographs, presumably of the purchaser of the paintings. The 1881 census records Richard John Sinclair's occupation as military artist and in 1891 as artist with no mention of photography. In 1891his son Richard (aged 15) is listed as a photographer's apprentice. The 1901 census lists Richard John Sinclair as a military artist and photographer; son Richard and daughter Maude as photographer's assistants.

Date: Late 19th Century

Measurement: Frame: 26 by" 19.5", Sight: 2" by 15.5"

Condition: Photo of face is faded, otherwise good condition; matted and mounted in attractive modern frame.


SKU: 232-312

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