Bengal Native Cavalry, 1788 (c)

Company artist

Bengal Native Cavalry, 1788 (c)
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Bengal Native Cavalry, 1788 (c).

Watercolour on European paper by a Company artist, 1788 (c).

Until 1796 there were only three regiments of Bengal Native cavalry: the Governor's troop of Moghuls (renamed the Governor-General's Body Guard in 1781), the Oudh Cavalry and the Khandahar Horse - raised in 1773, 1776 and 1778 respectively. The sowar (cavalry private) wears his sword in the Indian fashion with the curve to the front.

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NAM. 1964-04-18-1

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