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Subject:  Portrait of Lt Gen Archibald Dyce

Artist:  English School


Date: c1840    Size: 36”x 27”    Condition: Excellent    Frame: Reflecting the Period

Details: An imposing portrait of a distinguished East India Company Senior Officer before the Indian Mutiny.

An imposing portrait of Lt Gen Archibald Brown Dyce in the uniform of the Madras Light Cavalry one of the pillars of the Indian Empire prior to the Indian Mutiny.       

Lt Gen Archibald Dyce (c1800-c1870) was the younger son of another senior officer in the East Indian Company’s army in India, Lt Gen Alexander Dyce (c1770-c1840).

General Dyce is in the full dress uniform of the Madras Light Cavalry.

In his later years he became Colonel of the 105th Regiment Madras Light Infantry.       

He served throughout his career in India and his principal contribution to Indian history was, as a Colonel, commanding a force of the 34th Madras Light Infantry and the 13th Light Dragoons with associated other arms which in 1839 put down a rebellion by the Nawab of Kurnool.

The artist is not known, but was probably one of the many English artists who travelled out to India to make their fortunes painting the great and good of the Anglo Indian establishment.     

Amongst these were George Chinnery and the Daniel brothers.      

Whoever it was he was certainly in the top flight.

The portrait is in oil on panel and is in wonderful condition.

Price: £3,250

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