Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

Canadian Uniform Studies

An extract of our prints currently available:

Canadian Uniform Studies 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

simkin Canadian types

Richard Simkin
Canadian Types

Colour Lithograph 9 x 13 ½ “  Frame 15 ½ x 19 ½”
Ref GH 75/ANN/ g.ands > ELN SOLD     PRICE CODE B

Another copy Ref GC12 (213)/ON/ a.anae > ELN      PRICE CODE B

Original 'Military Types' print from the 'Army and Navy Gazette Album'. Lithographed in original full colour on card. Size approx 360mm x 240mm, (14 x 9.5 inches), 8 x 12”  Published by George Berridge & Co. 1900
Depicts Canadian troops of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Canadian Hussars, Field Artillery, Royal Canadian Artillery, Governor General’s Body Guard, Governor General’s Foot Guards and Strathcona’s Horse.
May be some light signs of handling and/or age towards the margins, otherwise very good. Richard Simkin (1850-1926) was probably best known for his series on Army regiments including Yeomanry and Colonial regiments.

Canadian militia

THE CANADIAN MILITIA
Given with the Christmas Globe 1889
 after John David Kelly
 
Colour Lithograph, Key to uniforms below image.
Small condition issues.  Matted, glazed (needs replacing) Gilt-wood frame.
 Size: 10 ½ x 26”inc.letters. (26.7 x 66 cm.) Frame 19 x 31 ¾”
 Ref.CG10(210)/SN/a.anae>VOL  PRICE CODE D
 
The painting was commissioned by The Globe and issued with the Christmas edition in 1889. The militia were locally raised groups of volunteers proudly belonging to different regiments for the defence of Canada.  Originating in 1669, the Militia act was passed in 1855 for defence firstly against the Americans and then domestic insurgants. By 1883 the compulsory annual muster was stricken from the legislation. At the beginning of the 20th century the Ministry of Militia and Defence, Frederick Borden, was keen to try the men of the Canadian militia under battle conditions. They became the embryo from which the new permanent Canadian army was to be built. Canada’s first deployment of troops overseas was in the Boer War, there many would get a chance to prove themselves as fighting soldiers. When the war did come, new Canadian infantry and mounted units were drawn from many of the militia units which existed, after various reorganizations, until WWII.

Bunnett H. %th Royal Scots of Canada

Bunnett H. 5th Royal Scots of Canada  Ca. 1890 

Officer, privates and piper, 

Colour lithograph. Published for Her Majesty’s Army London 1890 matted, glazed, birds eye maple frame.  9 3/4 x 7 3/4" (24.7 x 19.7 cm.) Frame 14 1/2 x 12" 
Ref. GH 114 (140)/ DNN/ r.ando>ROL   PRICE CODE B

The 5th Battalion Royal Scots of Canada were a Montreal regiment. Originally raised as the '5th Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles', the unit was the first in the Canadian volunteer militia to wear Scottish dress. By 1935, the regiment had managed to appropriate the dress and title of the senior Highland regiment in the British army, becoming 'The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada'. 

photo Argyll& Suthern highlanders Can

Officer, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s) Reg.  
Carte-de-visite photograph of an officer.  Cunningham?1906 double matted, glazed, gilt-wood frame 10 x 5 1/4' (25.5 x 13.3 cm.) Frame 19 1/4 x 12"
Ref. RY20 (179)/ LN /r.ando>DLN    PRICE CODE A

Raised in 1903 by James Chisolm and William Logie as the 91st. regiment of Canadian Highlanders and saw much action during WWI.,  as a Canadian machine gun corps. Lt. Hugh McKenzie winning a VC. & DCM. In 1939 the regiment was reorganized as the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) (Machine Gun), CASF. Redesignated to its present title in 1946, the Regiment continues to proudly serve Canada today.