A magnificent large naive watercolour of a trooper mounted on his rearing horse. This genre of picture or Valentine was often commissioned in the field of operation, usually abroad,and sent home to loved ones. This one is particularly striking and is of a trooper of the Sixteenth Lancers who were stationed in India from 1822 and on and off throughout the 19th century. It dates from the 1820’s or 30’s and still has the folds in it from when it was sent home. It is in a wonderful early 19th century tiger maple frame. English, circa 1830.
Width: 63cms (25 inches)
Height: 53cms (21 inches)