The Sporting and Wildlife section of Cambridgeshire auction house Cheffins‘ recent Fine Art Sale saw a pencil drawing of General Jack Seely’s war horse Warrior, by Sir Alfred Munnings, PRA (British 1878-1959) sell for £10,000.
General Seely, a friend of Sir Winston Churchill, went to war with Warrior spending four years on the Western Front fighting many battles, including the vital charge at Moreuil Wood on March 30, 1918.
General Seely returned home to the Isle of Wight with Warrior after the war and the horse went on to become a legend. He won the Isle of Wight point to point on March 30, 1922 exactly four years after the charge at Moreuil Wood, and aged 33.
His obituary in the Evening Standard, 1941 read: ‘The Horse the Germans Could not Kill‘. The drawing, which is signed in pencil, made more than three times its low estimate at the sale in September.