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‘Black Prince’ was a charger that belonged to the artist John Mathews when he was a Major in the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. He is shown here in regimental livery when he was stabled in Knightsbridge. Mathews was a captain in the Middlesex Yeomanry from 1880 and a captain in the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars from 1894, an honorary major from 1895 and he is last mentioned in the 'Army List' of September–October 1901.
oil on canvas
H 73.5 x W 96.4 cm
gift from Mrs A. P. Whitford, 2000