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Orlando Norie (1832-1901) - 16th The Queen’s Lancers, c.1880
  • Orlando Norie (1832-1901) - 16th The Queen’s Lancers, c.1880

    The 16th Queen's Lancers were a British calvary regiment that were raised in 1759 and remained part of the British Army until 1922. They were merged with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers becoming the 16th/5th Lancers. The watercolour by Orlando Norie portrays them around 1880 when they were deployed at home or in India where they played an active role during tribal revolts on the North-West Frontier between 1895 and 1897.


    Medium: watercolour on paper, signed l.r. 'O. Norie', 14.5 x 19.5 cm, framed.


    Provenance: The Parker Gallery (2 Albermarle Street, London) - label affixed verso.


    Condition report: the watercolour is in excellent condition. There is a small black mark under one of the horses on the left of the composition. The frame is slightly loose and should be handled carefully.

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