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A Set of Twelve Original Military Watercolours by Richard Simkin, 1920
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A Set of Twelve Original Military Watercolours by Richard Simkin, 1920

Circa 1890

Measurements: Each Overall: 26.7cm (10.5in) x 35.6cm (14in)



A regimental series illustrating the progression of uniform of the  50th Royal West Kent Regiment.

Framed and glazed.

Richard Simkin (1850–1926) was sometime a member of a London volunteer regiment before attending the Heatherly Art School in Kensington. He was employed as an illustrator by the War Office designing recruiting posters and providing illustrations for the Army and Navy Gazette. He married in 1880 and lived for six years at Aldershot before moving to Herne Bay. An authority on British military uniforms, he depicted imperial and colonial troops to create such series as 'Types of the Indian Army' for the Army and Navy Gazette in 1901, having gained much first hand information at the Colonial and India Exhibition of 1886. During his lifetime, he contributed illustrations to numerous publications including The Graphic and Boy’s Own Magazine. He died at his home a 7 Cavendish Street, Herne Bay, Kent, in June 1926.