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Royal Army Medical Corps - Stretcher Bearers, 1910
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Royal Army Medical Corps - Stretcher Bearers, 1910

Measurements: Overall: 19cm (7.5in) x 22cm (8.75in)

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Pen and ink and watercolour on paper. Inscribed ‘Stretchers-bearers, R.A.M.C., with wounded. /Service dress.’ and initialled R.S. for Richard Simkin (1850-1926). Framed and glazed.

Richard Simkin (1850-1926) was born in Kent, served in the Artists Rifles and attended the Heatherley Art School. He was employed 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. Regarded as 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’. His work can be found in many regimental museums.


 

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