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11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars, 1875
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11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars, 1875

Measurements: Overall: 38cm (15in) x 27cm (10.5in)

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Oil on board. Signed lower left.  

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Strong Seccombe, R.A., (1840-1899) born in Calcutta, India and was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1856. After retiring from the Army he became an illustrator for Punch and created the well know series of caricatures Army and Navy Drolleries. He produced a several paintings of well known military episodes including ‘G Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, Waterloo 18th June 1815’ and ‘4th Dragoon Guards in Egypt, 1882’ (NAM). Seccombe latterly lived at Dusseldorf and died at Lausanne, Switzerland aged 59. He married in 1867 Amelia Blanche (Minnie), daughter of Col. Walter Craufurd Kennedy, and had seven children.

 

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