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Incorporating a “trompe-l'œil” watercolour of a Seaforth Highlander, painted by Richard Simkin, set inside a sentry box. The sentry box has a diamond design registration mark. This design, number 349961, was registered and patented by Reynolds & Co., of 32 St James Street, London, on 15th May 1880.
‘The Sentry Box Screen’ – Illustration 349961 from the National Archives records, Reference: BT 43/58/349961. This illustration discloses the preliminary sketch and design for the box – with a note ‘Only registered as an ornamental Design – Reynolds & Co’. The sketch reveals that in the actual manufacture, the makers decided not to proceed with the folding screen.
Richard Simkin (1840–1926): Richard Simkin was a British artist, who painted military subjects. He was employed by the War Office to design recruitment posters, and to illustrate the Army and Navy Gazette. During his lifetime, he produced watercolours depicting the uniforms and campaigns of the British Army.
|Height||56.50 cm||(22.24 inches)|
|Width||25.00 cm||(9.84 inches)|
|Depth||24.00 cm||(9.45 inches)|
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