Colonel James Skinner, 1st Regiment of Local Horse, 1836 (c)

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Colonel James Skinner, 1st Regiment of Local Horse, 1836 (c)
4 0 c m
 
37cm
actual image size: 29cm x 32cm

Colonel James Skinner CB, 1st Regiment of Local Horse, 1836 (c).

Oil on canvas by an unknown artist, a copy of the portrait by William Melville, 1836 (c) (in the vestry of St James's Church, Delhi).

The Anglo-Indian soldier James Skinner (1778-1841) was the son of a Scottish officer in the East India Company's service and a Rajput lady. Formerly an officer in the Maratha Army, Skinner raised two cavalry units for the British, later known as 1st and 2nd Skinner's Horse. Nicknamed 'The Yellow Boys' for their flamboyant saffron-coloured uniforms, they were famous for their horsemanship and skill at arms.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
17304
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1956-02-622-1

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