The Artists Rifles

It’s odd how the sun makes one notice things one otherwise doesn’t. This afternoon I was walking up St. George Street when I noticed a roundel, which I must have walked past a thousand times, commemorating the founding of the Artists’ Rifle Brigade, which I had thought, and indeed it says in Wikipedia, was first established in Burlington House, but, at least according to the roundel, was first thought of in the painting rooms on the first floor of No.8, George Street by Henry Wyndham Phillips, younger son of Thomas, and Frederic Leighton:-


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