Fane's Horse

Made:
c. 1860 in India
photographer:
Felice Beato

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'Fane's Horse' A photograph of a group of irregular cavalry known as 'Fane's Horse', taken by Felice Beato (1825-1903) in about 1860
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A photograph entitled 'Fane's Horse', taken by Felice Beato, c. 1860. Included in the group are two European officers, surrounded by their Indian soldiers.

The Fane's Horse regiment was raised at Cawnpore in 1860 to fight in China during the Second Opium War of 1856-1860. The regiment was later re-named the 19th (King George's Own) Lancers in the Indian Army.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1939-180/6
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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