Apart from the figure that dominates the center of the one of the panels - whom I have referred to as The Blue Rider - there are other riders in this monumental painting.
One of them represents Sir Isaac Brock, for whom Brock University was named.
Born in 1769 in St Peter Port on the Channel Island of Guernsey, Brock had an illustrious military career and took part in battles in Holland, the Caribbean and the Battle of Copenhague, among others, before he and his regiment, the 49th Foot were transferred to Upper Canada in 1802.
As the war broke out between the United States and Britain on June 18, 1812, Brock was in command of the forces that defended Upper Canada.
In the monumental painting created by Luca, Sir Isaac Brock is represented on horse, riding along John Norton.
In our conversations, Luca, who has painted quite a few portraits in his career, alluded to the conundrum he faced when he began the painting of Sir Isaac Brock. He knew of several paintings representing Brock but he was not certain which one best represented him.
Here is Sir Isaac Brock's portrait by Bogdan Luca in the monumental painting:
and an image of Sir Isaac Brock from Wikipedia: