'Subedar', 1850 (c)

Company artist

 
'Subedar', 1850 (c)
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

'Subedar', 1850 (c).

Watercolour on Oriental paper, by a Company artist, Punjab, 1850 (c).

The British were highly impressed by the Sikh soldiers they fought against during the Sikh Wars. Under Ranjit Singh these men had been trained by European officers, and some Sikh soldiers had served with Company forces and then deserted. Here the 'Commander of the Army' and subadar (senior officer) wear European-style uniforms.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
111290
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1967-11-17-2

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