Oil painting on canvas, General Jack Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone (1868 – 1947) on his Horse, 'Warrior' by Gilbert Joseph Holiday (London 1839 - 1937), dated bottom right: 1922 (?). With cliffs and the sea behind him. A copy (?) of Alfred Munnings, 1918 painting in Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Warrior (1908 -1941 at age of 32) was a true warhorse and General Seely wrote a biography of him in 1934 (re-published in 2012) - 'the horse the Germans can't kill.' And told in his grandson's book, 'Galloper Jack' by his grandson, Brough Scott.
Bequeathed by John Seely, 2nd Lord Mottistone (1899 - 1963) to the National Trust, with house, farms, woodland and most of the village
Makers and roles
Gilbert Joseph Holiday (London 1839 - 1937), artist
Colin, 2012: http://www.visitislandlife.com/sections/features/warrior-real-war-horse/, http://www.visitislandlife.com/sections/features/warrior-real-war-horse/