The 1st Regiment of Skinner's Horse, 1828

Ghulam Ali Khan

The 1st Regiment of Skinner's Horse, 1828
2 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm

'The 1st Regiment of Skinner's Horse returning from a General Review', 1828.

Watercolour by Ghulam Ali Khan, 1828.

The techniques of Maratha horsemanship, with its daring and rapid manoeuvres and the use of the sword, lance, bow and arrow, and firearm, which Colonel James Skinner (1778-1841) had learnt during the early years of his military career, were employed by his regiment, for whom he compiled a drill manual. This watercolour demonstrates the more formal aspects of training in a cavalry regiment of the later 1820s. The Indian officers and other ranks wear the famous yellow Mughal style kurta, reminiscent of the saffron dress of Rajput soldiers, while the British officers wear typical British light cavalry uniform.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
751
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1956-02-27-2

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