Eric Parker (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
15" x 19" (380mm x 470mm)Date:
Signed by Artist bottom rightThis is the Signed original Watercolour painting by Eric Parker.
When Charles II married the Portuguese Princess Catherine of Braganza, Bombay and Tangiers were added to England's possessions and Bombay was rented to the East India Company for just £10 a year.
The scene below shows soldiers who were sent to protect Tangiers. An officer is reading a note passed to him by a local informer. Arab raids were a constant problem and the scene bottom right shows a member of the Royals (First Dragoons) rescuing an officer.
Pictured bottom right is a Royal Marine from the period. The Royal Marines were first formed in 1644 as the 'Admiral's Regiment'.
Published in Ranger #35 14 May 1966.
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