Lord Mark Kerr at Azimghur


This painting at Edinburgh Castle by Charles Augustus Henry Lutyens is a portrait of Lord Mark Kerr during the Indian Mutiny. The 13th Light Infantry are shown in their hot weather uniforms, deployed in skirmishing order. Lord Mark preferred to go bare-headed and in most accounts of his eccentricities he is mentioned as riding without stirrups. The action must be the battle at Azimghur, this being the most well known action of the 13th in this campaign. It is sometimes referred to as the Jingar Relief of Azimghur.


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by Stephen Luscombe