The Charge of the Light Brigade, the Battle of Balaclava, 25th October 1854 with Godfrey Charles Morgan, 1st Viscount Tredegar (1831 - 1913) astride his Horse, 'Sir Briggs'
John Charlton (Bamburgh 1849 - London 1917)
Art / Oil paintings
1905 (initialled and dated)
Oil paint, canvas and wood
1460 x 2140 x 85 mm
Place of origin
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Tredegar, Newport (Accredited Museum)
Painting. An oil painting on canvas, The Charge of the Light Brigade, the Battle of Balaclava, 25th October 1854 with Godfrey Charles Morgan, 1st Viscount Tredegar (1831 - 1913) sitting astride his Rearing Horse, 'Sir Briggs' by John Charlton (Bamburgh 1849 - London 1917), signed lower left corner, J C 1905. The 1st Viscount, as Captain of the 17th Lancers, astride his horse with his sabre raised. Other officers depicted are Lieutenant-General James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, MP (1797-1868) and Lord George Paget (1818-1880). 'Sir Briggs' is buried in the grounds of Tredegar. Within a water-gilded Victorian oak frame.
Part of the collection on loan to the National Trust from Newport Museum and Galleries. In March 2012 the National Trust took over the management of Tredegar House with its contents and its 90 acres of gardens and parkland, from Newport City Council for a period of 50 years.
Marks and inscriptions
Lower frame: 15th October 'Balaclava' 1854 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' (Accompanying diagrams): Lord Cardigan 11th Hussars. Lord George Paget 4th Light Dragoons. The Hon. Godfrey Morgan, 17th Lancers:Baron and 1st Viscount Tredegar. / Painted by John Charlton, 1905
Makers and roles
John Charlton (Bamburgh 1849 - London 1917), artist