19th Light Dragoons • War of 1812


This composition depicts a Corporal and Riding Master of the 19th Light Dragoons departing a fort for the days training lessons in Upper Canada in the year 1813.


The 19th Light Dragoons was a cavalry regiment of the British Army created in 1781 for service in British India. The regiment served in India until 1806, and in North America during the War of 1812, and was disbanded in Britain in 1821.

During the War of 1812, this regiment was engaged in the Battle of Chippawa in July 1814, the Battle of Lundy's Lane later in the month and the Siege of Fort Erie in August 1814. Another troop pursued American raiders who had struck at Battle of Malcolm's Mills in November 1814.

For these actions, the regiment earned the battle honour of "Niagara".


Size: 11”x14” open edition

“The Riding Master”

  • This print was created by Canadian artist and photographer Silvia Pecota.

    Print size 11"x14" is an open edition and is printed on watercolour paper using archival inks.

    Print size 16"x20" is printed on fine art paper using archival inks and is a limited edition of 250.

    The certificate of authenticity and the print is signed by the artist. Included is a 5"x7" postcard (may not be of the same image). Prints are shipped flat.