11th Bengal Lancers (Probyn's Horse)

Officer Group, 1863

This is how one might imagine men of an irregular cavalry regiment to look. No-one seems to be wearing a uniform as such and they are informally posed. Probyn himself is seated slightly left of centre looking down. He and the British officer lying in the front have full dress pouchbelts with chain decoration on the edges. The others have plain pouchbelts. The turbans are of all patterns and shapes. Some wear blue kurtas and some wear long kaftans. The young boy seated at the front is probably the same as the one in Indian Officers 1863.

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