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Second elephant of the Procession, bearing the Royal Standard (top left), A Camel Rider with kettle drum (bottom left), A Party of the 1st Irregular Cavalry or Skinner’s Horse (right)

Second elephant of the Procession, bearing the Royal Standard (top left), A Camel Rider with kettle drum (bottom left), A Party of the 1st Irregular Cavalry or Skinner’s Horse (right)

Author: Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus (1795-1853)

Medium: Ink and colours on paper

Date: 1843

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5475

Item number: ff. 20v-21

Length: 25.8

Width: 42.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General’s Agent at the imperial court. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and of the National Art-Collections Fund.]

The 2nd Elephant of the Procession, bearing the Royal Standard, Green being the National Color of the Mahomedans.
[Elephant bearing a green standard.]
A Shooter Sowar or Camel Rider with the Nukara or Kettle Drum, a necessary part of a State Procession.
[A camel with kettle drums.]
A Party of the 4th Irregular Cavalry or Skinners’ Horse- well known by the familiar name of the Yellow Boys from the Color of their Uniform. A Splendid Corps raised by the late Colonel Skinner C.B. and at one time
[A Party of the 1st Irregular Cavalry or Skinner’s Horse. This is the last section of the panorama on f.59v. James Skinner (1778-1841) was of mixed parentage, born of a Scottish father and a Rajput mother. At the age of 16, he was taken under the wing of the French commander of Maharaja Scindia's forces. He went on to fight in many battles, and set up his own irregular cavalry called 'Skinner's horse'. ]
consisted of 3000 men. Change of rulers and the interest of others depowered the Gallant Colonel in later years of the 2/3rds of this Body, who were either disbanded or formed into a separate Regiment under a separate Commandant.

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