[Set of 12 plates from 'The Indian Native Army'.]Scouts of the 10th Bengal Lancers, (Field Service Kit). [/] The 3rd Dorkhas Skirmishing. [/] The 7th Bengal Native Infantry. [/] The Corps of Guides (Cavalry and Infantry. [/] The Madras Light Cavalry "Trotting Past", Review Order. [/] A Baggage Train on the March: Escort of the 20th Bengal (Punjab) Native Infantry, Field Service Kit. [/] The Viceroy's Body Guard. [/] The 2nd Bombay Lancers (Review Order). [/] The 1st Bengal Cavalry (Review Order) [/] [The 29th Bomnbay Native Infantry] (Marching Order) [/] Punjab Frontier Force No.1 Kohat Mountain Battery. [/] The Queen's Own Madras Sarpers and Miners, Review Order.
Set of 12 chromolithographic plates. Sheet size: 205 x 280mm (8 x 11") each. Titles worn on some plates.
One of the best known illustrators of British army uniforms, Richard Simkin (1850-1926) first joined a volunteer regiment before attending art school and emerging as a military artist in the early 1880s. He is probabaly best know for his series of Army regiments including Yeomanry and Colonial regiments, a weekly supplement print to the Army and Navy Gazette. In 1901 he created a series of 'Types of the Indian Army' for the Gazette. He obtained much of the information from the Colonial and India Exhibition of 1886. Over a period of over 50 years Simkin produced thousands of watercolours of Army uniforms and watercolours of Army life and campaigns.
British Military Costume Prints. Ogilby. 844. p.274.
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