8 June 2006
Thomas W. Bretland (1802-1874)
The Charger of Henry Cavendish Taylor, 17th Lancers, held by a trooper outside the Officers Stables at Nottingham
signed and dated 'T. Bretland Nottm. - 1843' (lower left) and inscribed 'Officers Stables No. 29' (on lintel)
oil on canvas
29 x 36 1/8 in. (73.8 x 91.8 cm.)
with Arthur Ackermann & Son Ltd. 1982.
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Hon. J.W. Fortescue Macmillan, A History of the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own), London, 1895, appendix A & B.
Taylor purchased his commission as Cornet in 1842 and was promoted Lieutenant in 1844 after which his name ceases to appear in the Regimental records. The 17th Lancers were stationed at Nottingham in April 1843, moving to Birmingham in the autumn of that year.
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