Scots Fusilier Guards - A Set of Four Watercolours, circa 1935
Scots Fusilier Guards - A Set of Four Watercolours, circa 1935
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Scots Fusilier Guards - A Set of Four Watercolours, circa 1935

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Provenance: Colonel Sir Edward Warner, 2nd Bart, D.S.O., M.C., (1886-1955) late Scots Guards

Each: 54cm (21in) x 42cm (15.5in) overall

A set of four early 20th century watercolour on paper studies by F.W. Barry of Scots Fusilier Guards, after works by Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonet (1791-1834). The originals identify that subjects as Lieutenant and Captain the Honourable Henry Montagu (1798-1883), Adjutant, 2nd Batalion, Scots Fusilier Guards; Colour-Sergeant Alexander McDonald, Scots Fusilier; Private John Godfrey, Scots Fusilier Guards; and, Drummer William Cann (b. 1810), Scots Fusilier Guards. Framed and glazed.

F.W. Barry (active 1887-1945) was an Assistant Librarian at the Royal Library, Windsor. He was a connoisseur of Indian art and an authority on military history. As a skilled draughtsman he was given special permission by George V to reproduce a number of military paintings in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle in the 1920s and 30s. The present set of four paintings were made for the commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards. The originals were part of the collection commissioned by William IV to illustrate the uniforms of the armed forces following changes to the dress regulations in the 1830s. The Royal Collection contains a number of F.W. Barry's works.

Provenance: Colonel Sir Edward Warner, 2nd Bart, D.S.O., M.C., (1886-1955) late Scots Guards

Each: 54cm (21in) x 42cm (15.5in) overall

A set of four early 20th century watercolour on paper studies by F.W. Barry of Scots Fusilier Guards, after works by Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonet (1791-1834). The originals identify that subjects as Lieutenant and Captain the Honourable Henry Montagu (1798-1883), Adjutant, 2nd Batalion, Scots Fusilier Guards; Colour-Sergeant Alexander McDonald, Scots Fusilier; Private John Godfrey, Scots Fusilier Guards; and, Drummer William Cann (b. 1810), Scots Fusilier Guards. Framed and glazed.

F.W. Barry (active 1887-1945) was an Assistant Librarian at the Royal Library, Windsor. He was a connoisseur of Indian art and an authority on military history. As a skilled draughtsman he was given special permission by George V to reproduce a number of military paintings in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle in the 1920s and 30s. The present set of four paintings were made for the commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards. The originals were part of the collection commissioned by William IV to illustrate the uniforms of the armed forces following changes to the dress regulations in the 1830s. The Royal Collection contains a number of F.W. Barry's works.