Lady Violet Brasseys sons, Cyril and Gerard
Delightful portrait of Cyril and Gerard Brassey, dressed in outfits typical of Edwardian upper class children. The older boy is in a wool jacket, similar to a Norfolk style jacket wiith matching waistcoat and breeches while the younger boy is wearing a very fanciful costume, consisting of side-buttoning tunic with flounced collar and cuffs worn with old style buckled shoes - very much in the Little Lord Fauntleroy style. Gerard, the younger one, was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards and was killed in action on the 27th August 1918. Date: 1903
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Brigadier Gerard by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Brigadier Gerard by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, based on the character in The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1896). First produced at the Imperial Theatre on 3rd March 1906. Lewis Waller, the leading matinee idol of his day, is seen as Gerard in the uniform of Napoleons army, standing on a battlefield. The artist is John Cameron.
The Imperial Theatre has been crossed out and replaced with the Lyric. Another copy does not have this text.
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John Gerard, Royalist
JOHN GERARD Soldier of royalist sympathies, accused of conspiracy against Cromwell and beheaded on Tower Hill, though the case is uncertain. Date: 1632 - 1654
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