Royal Horse Artillery, Review Order, Woolwich Common, 1886
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Overall: 35cm (13.75in) x 24cm (9.5in)
Watercolour on paper. Mounted R.H.A. officer on Woolwich Common with the Herbert Hospital in the background. Indistinctly signed ‘J.B. / L [Battery?] RHA, 2.3.86’, inscribed and dated 2.3.86. Contained in period maple frame. Glazed.
Herbert Hospital was built as a restorative facility for British veterans of the Crimean War, and remained a military hospital until 1977 when it was redeveloped for residential use under the name of the Royal Herbert Pavilions.