93rd Sutherland Highlanders Storming the Walls of Begum Kothi by Orlando Norie

The 93rd Sutherland Highlanders played a major part in the relief of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
30.5 x 47 cm
Art Fund grant:
£482 ( Total: £1,929)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Bonhams

The strongly fortified Begum Kothi was attacked on 11th March 1858 and artillery fire formed a small breach in the wall for the soldiers to storm. The work depicts the moment of the storming and a piper plays to the left of the picture. It was recorded that Pipe Major John McLeod continued playing throughout the action to encourage the men.

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Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum The Castle, STIRLING Stirling FK8 1EH 01786 475165 www.argylls.co.uk

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