Light Horse Art

Charge

Title: Spirit of the Light Horseman
Media: Oil on Canvas
Location of Original: Private Collection
Prints: Limited Edition of 1000.  Original Cost of Print: $55
Signatory on Print: Artist
Highest ‘Known’ Resale of Print: $650 Auction.
 
Description: This painting depicts the Turkish view of the Australian Light Horsemen charging at Beersheba with bayonets drawn. The Light Horse Association in Queensland used the ‘Charge’ image on the medallion to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of that last great cavalry charge in world history.

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The "Charge" artwork has been used for a variety of projects over the years. As seen above: the Light Horse Association used the artwork on their Commorative Coin recognising the 90th Anniversary of the Charge at Beersheba. A CD Cover for the album 'The Lighthorseman' by H.M.A.S. Vendetta. And was adapted for the R.M. Williams stage production logo of the Heroes of the Light Horse.
 
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Acknowledgements

I would like to recognize the people who have contributed to the creation of this artwork. The production of which is a collaboration of many minds and various talents - I am simply the monkey at the end of the brush.

Thanks to 2nd/14th Light Horse & QMI Light Horse Historical Troop. A special mention to Lindsay & Mary Holmes, Chris Burns, Robert Thomas and Brett Williams from the Military Workshop.

These people's generosity of time contributed greatly to the print sales going to various SAS charities.

 
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