William Henry Pike (United Kingdom, 1846-1908), "Bandits," oil on canvas painting depicting uniformed soldiers leading two prisoners past a group of men at the left standing under a wooden structure; a leafless tree and birds contrast against a sunset sky and a church steeple is in left background. Signed "Pike" lower left and dated '89 with the word "Langham" (likely referring to Langham, England). P Shea Artists Colorman, London stencil en verso, along with early paper label reading "No. 5 Bandits Wm Pike C of Plym. (or Phym)- 66 Park Rd. Haverstock Hill.." . Matted and framed under glass in a giltwood frame with molded laurel leaves. 15 1/2" H x 11-1/2" W sight, 25" H x 21" W framed. Provenance: Private Southern collection of Military Art. CONDITION: Excellent condition.
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