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A Dragoon Guards Officer’s Charger, 1900
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A Dragoon Guards Officer’s Charger, 1900

Measurements: Overall: 55cm (21.5in) x 70cm (27.5in)



Oil on canvas. Equestrian portrait of a bay charger equipped with Full Dress Horse Furniture of the period 1896-1902, comprising hunting pattern saddle over Black Ukrainian Lambskin edged in regimentally specific white scallopped cloth, officer’s pattern bridle with ear and bit bosses, and head rope. Signed and dated lower left, ‘G. Hadley 1900’. Canvas size: 46cm (18in) x 61cm (24in)
 Contained in gilt wood frame.

The ‘E.S.D.’ initials on the horse blanket lower right indicate the ownership of Captain Edward Spencer Dickin, 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays).  

Major Edward Spencer Dickin (1872-1960) was the son of Captain Thomas Acherley Massy Dickin of Loppington, Shropshire. He was commissioned second-lieutenant in the Queen's Bays in 1895. He served in the South African War in the Transvaal, Orange River and Cape Colony. He married Norah Grace Stopford, daughter of Lt.-Col. Horace Robert Stopford and Marguerite Louisa Greathed MacDowell, in 1911. They lived at Loppington House, Loppington, Shropshire. Ref: Dickin of Loppington, Burke’s Landed Gentry.