Indian Sepoys, 1815 (c)

Unknown artist

 
Indian Sepoys, 1815 (c)
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Indian Sepoys, 1815 (c).

Watercolour on European paper, by a Company artist, Patna, 1815 (c).

Many Indian ethnic groups had their own long traditions as warrior peoples and the East India Company was quick to combine Western weapons, uniform and military training with the Indian's own martial skills. The offer of good pay, status, security and honour meant that the Company could always recruit sepoys (Indian soldiers) to make up the bulk of its military forces.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
108117
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1982-04-291-1

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