Charles "Snaffles" Johnson Payne (1884 -1967) was an English painter best known for his humorous work.
He specialised in water colours and drawings sold as prints which, at least initially, were hand-coloured by the artist and his sisters. His subject matter was invariably military, racing or hunting / equestrian scenes (polo, pig sticking), or some combination of these.
Many of his most famous pictures contrast or combine military life with the peacetime pursuits of racing and hunting. Snaffles is considered by many to have been "one of the greatest sporting and military artists of his time" (Horse and Hound Art).
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