Jan Hoynck van Papendrecht
(Amsterdam 1858 – The Hague 1933)
Cavalrists of the Regiment Huzaren No.2
Signed and dated 1918 lower right
Annotated W.H. Piepers, Generaal-Majoor Commandant der Cavalerie Brigade 1914 – 1918 on the reverse
Oil on canvas, 50.1 x 76.4 cm
– Kunsthandel Gebroeders Koch, The Hague/Rotterdam
– Private collection, the Netherlands
Jan Hoynck van Papendrecht is known for his military subjects and figures. Because of his military knowledge and accuracy in the depiction of the subjects, his works count as a source of historical reference. It is established that each part of the attire of, for instance, a soldier, was rendered in every detail.
During the mobilisation of 1914, a cavalry brigade was formed. This consisted of 4 regent hussars. This cavalry brigade was commanded from 1914-1918 by Major General W.H. Piepers, who is the first horseman from the left in the painting.
Second photo: De Commandant der Cavalerie-Brigade W.H. Piepers © NLME