Bengal Army Troops, 1785 (c)

unknown artist

Bengal Army Troops, 1785 (c)
2 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm

Bengal Army Troops, 1785 (c).

Watercolour on European paper, by a Company artist, 1785 (c).

This early painting is typical in showing examples of different ranks and regiments in the Bengal Army: a golandaz (artillery private), a sepoy (infantry private) and a subadar (a senior Indian officer). The style is designed to appeal to European taste with an exotic, picturesque background painted with thin watercolour washes.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
53540
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1980-03-22-1

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