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Hermanus Willem Koekkoek (Dutch, 1867-1929)
Hermanus Willem Koekkoek (Dutch, 1867-1929)

A scout of the Scots Greys reporting

Details
Hermanus Willem Koekkoek (Dutch, 1867-1929) A scout of the Scots Greys reporting signed lower right HWKoekkoek. oil on canvas 62 x 51 cm
Literature
J.M. Duvosquel, P. Cruysmans, Berko Dictionaire van Belgische en Hollandse Dierenschilders geboren tussen 1750 en 1880, Knokke-Zoute 1998, p. 305.

Lot Essay

In the present lot Koekkoek painted a group of hussars of the '2nd Royal North British Dragoons' who were later on to be called 'The Scots Greys'. This regiment earned their reputation in the battle of Waterloo where they made a courageous charge, supposedly crying out "Now my boys, Scotland forever!"
The regiment only rode grey horses, hence their knickname 'The Scots Greys'. The hussar's uniform was worn from 1810 until ca. 1907

We kindly thank Mr. J.A. Buijse, director of the Leger Museum, Delft for his help in cataloguing this lot

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