Regimental Durbar, c1830

Colonel James Skinner sits at the apex of the two rows of seated native officers. In the forground is a new recruit on his horse flanked by various people who can be seen more clearly in the Detail. Next to Col Skinner sits his son and adjutant, Lt James Skinner. They wear long yellow coats with orange short jackets. The trumpet-major stands in the forground with reverse colours ie a long orange coat and yellow short jacket. At top right there are men in short blue jackets and red turbans who are gonzalez employed to operate the galloper guns or the swivel zambooraks fired from a camel.

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by Stephen Luscombe