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Arthur Conolly (1807-42)

Arthur Conolly (1807-42)

Arthur Conolly (1807-42), British Captain of the Indian Army, explorer of Central Asia, penetrated Afghanistan, Khiva and Bokhara several times from 1829 to 1842. He was seized, imprisoned and executed in Bokhara in 1842. Portrait by James Atkinson, c.1840. Oil on canvas. [F837] © The British Library Board