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A Group of Recruits to Skinnerís Horse regiment, India, Delhi; 1815-1816
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Miniature. ďA Group of Recruits to Skinnerís Horse regimentĒ
India, Delhi; 1815-1816
Leaf: 23 ◊ 37.8 cm
The leaf comes from one of the famous Fraser albums, with miniatures commissioned by the two Scottish brothers William and James Fraser.
The motif shows some of the Indian recruits for the Second Regiment of Skinnerís Horse, founded by the brothersí good friend James Skinner.
The soldiers comprised Indians from a variety of different regions, and the name, ethnicity, and religion of each are given on a cover sheet in Persian and English.
The miniature is not, however, simply a factual ethnographic registration.
The figures were painstakingly composed and a refined coloristic balance was achieved between the white garments and elegant red headgear
that were the everyday Skinnerís Horse uniform.
Inv. no. 1/2012
David Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark
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