Colonel Probyn VC, 1867

James Rannie Swinton

 
Colonel Probyn VC, 1867
4 0 c m
 
27cm
actual image size: 19cm x 32cm

Colonel Probyn, CB, VC, and Honorary ADC to the Viceroy of India and HM's Indian Cavalry, 1867.

Oil on canvas, by James Rannie Swinton (1816-1888), 1867 (c).

Colonel (later General Sir) Dighton MacNaghten Probyn VC (1833-1924) is shown in the uniform of 11th Bengal Lancers. He began his career with 2nd Punjab Cavalry, serving for five years in operations on the Trans-Indus frontier before his outstanding service in the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859). He was mentioned in despatches seven times during the Mutiny, then awarded the Victoria Cross '... for gallantry and daring throughout this campaign'.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
754
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1999-04-55-1

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