Lady of the Black Horse

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George Rankin
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Oil painting in large moulded plaster gold painted frame entitled 'Lady of the Black Horse' depicting Mrs M A St Clair Stobart and the Serbian Retreat, Sept-Dec 1915. Mrs St Clair Stobart led a relief hospital unit from Britain to Serbia in April 1915. Based at Kragujevac, her tented hospital gave aid through a typhoid epidemic and provided roadside dispensaries for the country people. She is portrayed here leading a mobile hospital column in support of the retreating Serbian Army. The retreat, in bitter winter weather, took place through the mountains of Montenegro and northern Albania to the coast.
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George Rankin
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M Stobart (b.1862, d.1954)
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