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watercolour of a squire on a galloping horse


Godfrey Douglas Giles (1857-1923)

The Galloping Squire and A Rum One to Follow


Size: 10" x 7" (26 x 18cm) and 7" x 10" (18 x 26cm) - a mixed pair

Watercolours, both signed and dated 1911


Provenance: Bonhams, London 1st August 2007, lot 64 and lot 71

Price on application


Museums - The National Portrait Gallery, London.
The National Army Museum, Chelsea.
The Parliamentary Art Collection, Westminster.

painting showing man on a horse jumping a fence


Major Godfrey Douglas Giles was an artist noted for military scenes and battles, many experienced at first hand while on service with the British Army in India, Afghanistan, Egypt and South Africa. He retired from the army in 1884 and went to Paris to study under Carolus-Duran. His paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and in the Paris Salon.

He lived in Newmarket but in 1899 returned to South Africa and contributed greatly to the pictorial record of the Boer War with works on display in museums in both South Africa and in the United Kingdom.