25 Blythe Road Harry Moore-Gwyn - Auction of Pictures from a Private London Club - Wednesday 5th April 2017
*DUNCAN MACGREGOR (ACTIVE 1856) LIEUTENANT D.A. MACGREGOR WITH REID AT SEBASTAPOL signed with
monogram and dated l.r.: DM/1856 and inscribed on the reverse: Douglas Alexander MacGregor Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 97th with Reid his man. Killed at the Redan Sebastopol. Sketched by Duncan Macgregor. oil on board 29 cm by 27.5 cm; 11 in by 10 1/2 in framed Provenance The Parker Gallery, London According to Hart's Army List for 1854, Lieutenant Douglas Alexander MacGregor was posted Ensign in December 1853 into the 97th (Earl of Ulster's) Regiment of Foot. This regiment took part in the Siege of Sebastopol between 1854 and 1855, suffering a 59 percent casualty rate including Lieutenant Macgregor, and winning two Victoria Crosses during the storming of the Great Redan. The lineage of the 97th is carried on by the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, the most senior English regiment of the line.