London, Published June 1.st 1867 by Henry Graves & Co. the Proprietors, Publishers to H.M. the Queen and T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales. 6 Pall Mall. Copyright Registered.
Mezzotint, 470 x 390mm. 18½ x 15¼". Scarce, proof before letters, limited to 75 proofs. Slight foxing around image.
Portrait of John Nicholson (1821-57). Nicholson served in Afghanistan from 1840-2 (notably in the 1841 defence of Ghazni), and in the Punjab from 1843-7. He was subsequently 'invaluable' in the second Anglo-Sikh war. Nicholson commanded the main storming party at Delhi in September 1857, during which action he was shot through the chest, causing his death a few days later.
R. H. Vetch, ‘Nicholson, John (1821–1857)’, rev. Ainslie T. Embree, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
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