Richard Simkin, (fl.1860-1920) 

Born in Herne Bay, Kent, on November 5, 1850, the son of a commercial traveller. He spent much of his time at Aldershot, Hampshire, after marrying his wife, Harriet, in 1880, and may also have been a volunteer in the Artists Rifles.

 

He was employed by the War Office to design recruiting posters, and to illustrate the Army and Navy Gazette. In 1901 he created a series of 'Types of the Indian Army' for the Gazette; for which he obtained much of the information from the Colonial and India Exhibition of 1886. During his lifetime, he, along with Orlando Norie produced thousands of watercolours depicting the uniforms and campaigns of the British Army. Simkin also contributed illustrations to numerous publications including the Boy's Own Magazine, The Graphic and others; many were published by Raphael Tuck and sons.

 

Today, his pictures can be seen in numerous regimental museums and his illustrations appear in regimental histories, while watercolours frequently come up for auction.

Richard Simkin

Richard Simkin

10th Hussar Watercolour signed 12x10" £780

Richard Simkin

Richard Simkin

A Mounted 10th Hussar Officer - Watercolour - Signed - 12" x 9" - £850

Richard Simkin

Richard Simkin

The Royal Scots Greys Watercolour, signed 14''x 12'' £1200

Richard Simkin (fl1880-1910)

Richard Simkin (fl1880-1910)

15th Kings Hussar Officer Watercolour Signed 10"x8" £680

9th Lancers

9th Lancers

Richard Simkin Print 12" x 10" £160

14th Kings Hussars

14th Kings Hussars

Richard Simkin Print 12" x 10" £160

Richard Simkin

Richard Simkin

4th Dragoons Guards - Watercolour - Signed - 11" x 6" - £550

Richard Simkin

Richard Simkin

The 93rd Watercolour Signed 11 x 9 inches £280

Richard Simkin

Richard Simkin

Royal Artillery Watercolour signed 12 x 10 inches £875

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