19C Anglo Indian Sikh Regiment Military Watercolor

19C Anglo Indian Sikh Regiment Military Watercolor .


19C Anglo Indian Sikh Regiment Military Watercolor



BEAUTIFUL AND RARE 19th Century original military watercolor.

From Colonial India……. in the time of the Raj……circa 1880.

The painting depicts an Indian Regiment during Colonial Indian times.

To the forefront is the Master Sergeant leaning on his rifle, resplendent in his uniform, turban and beard.

To his left you have a mounted British Army Officer being saluted by the Sergeant at Arms.

To his right you have the bugler sounding off the call to parade.

In the background you have the Regiment in Assembly formation.

It is clearly one of the Sikh Regiments !!!

19C Anglo Indian Sikh Regiment Military Watercolor.

The Sikh Regiment is a 19 battalion strong, infantry regiment of the Indian Army, drawing a bulk of its recruits from the Sikh community. It is the most decorated regiment in the Indian army and was at one stage one of the highest decorated regiments in the British Empire. The first battalion of the regiment was officially raised just before the annexation of the Sikh Empire on August 1, 1846, by the British Empire. The Sikh Regimental Centre is located in Ramgarh Cantonment, 30 km (19 mi) from Ranchi, which is the capital of the state of Jharkhand in India. The Centre was earlier located in Meerut in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The modern Sikh Regiment traces its roots directly from the 11th Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army. When transferred to the Indian Army like its sister regiments, the numeral prefix (in the case of the Sikh Regiment, 11) was removed and extra battalions were raised, transferred or disbanded to meet army needs. With a humble beginning of two battalions, today the fraternity has grown to a regiment of 19 regular infantry and two reserve battalions strong.

The exact batallion of sikh soldiers can be identified by the red stripe in their turbans.

Link: http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Sikh_Regiment

Monogrammed on bottom right: “E.O.L.”

We have been unable to identify the Artist but he was most likely British.

This watercolor is part of the Regiment's History and therefore significant as there do not appear to be many such examples in existence.

This painting looks great with the Anglo-Indian Campaign Set also in the Category !!!!!

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19C Anglo Indian Sikh Regiment Military Watercolor.

Provenance: Bought from a reputable dealer in the UK.

Dimensions: 18″ x 16.75″ in frame

Price: $1,750.00. Sale Price Now: $1,300.00

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