General Jack Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone (1868 – 1947) on his Horse, 'Warrior' (1908 - 1941)

Gilbert Joseph Holiday (London 1839 - 1937)
National Trust Inventory Number 1412314

Category Paintings
Date 1922
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 961 x 830 mm
Place of origin
Collection Mottistone Estate, Isle of Wight
Not on show

Summary description

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.

Provenance

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

References

Colin, 2012: http://www.visitislandlife.com/sections/features/warrior-real-war-horse/, http://www.visitislandlife.com/sections/features/warrior-real-war-horse/

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Periods 20th century (172857)
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Subjects John 'Jack' Edward Bernard Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone, DSO, CMG, PC, MP, TD, (1868-1947) (3)
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