General Sir Chas. J. Napier G.C.B. This lithograph from a Daguerreotype taken on the 14th. March 1849 by Mr. W.E.Kilburn also assisted by a sitting from the Gallant General on the 23rd. of March, is presented gratuitously to the sub-scribers to theforthcoming Engraving which will form a companion to the portrait of His Grace the Duke of Wellington from a Daguerreotype; engraved by Mr. Royall. By their Humble Obedt. Servants Hering & Remington.
London, Published By Hering & Remington 24th March, 1849. Baugniet 1849 [facsimile in the image.]
Lithograph. 764 x 555mm. 30 x 21¾". Some tears and creases around the edges of the sheet.
Sir Charles James Napier (1782-1853), Army officer and Conqueror of Sind. He won a reputation as a fierce and indomitable soldier in the Napoleonic war; accepted Indian commission, 1841, and after several hard-fought battles conquered Sind, 1843. Napier subdued the northern hill tribes, 1844-5, and began preparations for the first Sikh war. He was recalled in 1849 during second Sikh war but unfortunately he arrived too late to take part.
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