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Royal Scots Greys - Mounted Officer by J.H. van Papendrecht, 1928
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Royal Scots Greys - Mounted Officer by J.H. van Papendrecht, 1928

Measurements: Overall:41.5cm (16.5in) x 34.3cm (13.5in)

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Watercolour heightened with white gouache on paper. Framed and glazed.

Jan Hoynck van Papendrecht (1858-1933) was an internationally recognised military artist with further interests in landscape painting and portraiture. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, and completed his training in Munich, before settling at The Hague. His early reputation was built on the success of his paintings of the Battle of Waterloo and the Belgian Revolution of 1830-1839., and his work as an illustrator for the Dutch magazines Eigen Haard and Elsevier.

He became known to British audiences through his military portraits in the art weekly The Graphic for which he also made sketches of delegates to the Hague Conventions. Owing to his careful study of his subjects and an acute eye for detail, his works became historical sources of information. His fame as an illustrator was consolidated in a series of books that recorded the history of the Dutch Horse Artillery Corps (The Yellow Riders). Van Papendrecht was also worked in oil, being featured in an exhibition in Amsterdam in 1884 of Living Masters. He was also an acknowledged master of watercolour.

Literature:

Bartels, J.A.C. (1986) Jan Hoynck van Papendecht 1858-1933, Amsterdam

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