A Picket, 20th (Punjab) Regiment of [Bengal] Native Infantry, North-West Frontier, 1868 (c)

Brevet Major Walter Fane

 
A Picket, 20th (Punjab) Regiment of [Bengal] Native Infantry, North-West Frontier, 1868 (c)
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

A Picket, 20th (Punjab) Regiment of [Bengal] Native Infantry, North-West Frontier, 1868 (c).

Oil on canvas by Brevet Major Walter Fane, 11th (Madras) Native Infantry, 1868 (c).

The two principal sitters were sketched from life and named by the artist, Major Walter Fane, on the back of the canvas. The officer to the left is Subadar-Major Jaie Singh, (a Dogra Rajput) who enlisted on 27 March 1849. He was awarded the Order of British India and was pensioned on 30 April 1878. In the centre is Havildar Mir Alum (an Afridi), who rose to the rank of Jemadar and served in the 2nd Afghan War (1878-1880). In the background are two Pathan sepoys.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
69890
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1986-04-78-1

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