Source: Uniforms drawings etc including Indian Army

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Source: Uniforms drawings etc including Indian Army

Postby Maureene » 01 May 2016 04:44

Prints, Drawings and Watercolors from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown Digital Repository, Brown University Library. ... ns/id_619/

Description from the website:
This vast digital collection of military artwork from the 16th through 20th centuries, vividly documents all aspects of military and naval history, with emphasis on the history and illustration of world military and naval uniforms from the 17th century to the present. In addition to the material on military and naval dress, the collection contains thousands of battle and campaign scenes, portraits, caricatures, wartime posters, original photographs, material pertaining to military decorations and insignia, heraldic ornaments, armor, weaponry, equitation, flags, knightly orders, court and ceremonial dress, architecture, and the general history of costume.

For those invested in Indian Army uniforms, includes over 100 watercolours by Charles James Lyall c 1903, including some pre 1857 illustrations, perhaps based on historical sources. The artist was a member of the Bengal Civil Service and an Arabic scholar. I have not seen any other references to him being an artist.
(edit: this URL would not copy properly: You will need to join up the two sections of the URL, or Google the 2nd part and you will probably get the link)

As an example, ... dr:250966/
1896. 18th Bengal Lancers. The Commandant, Lieu. Col. Richardson

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Re: Source: Uniforms drawings etc including Indian Army

Postby jf42 » 02 May 2016 06:53

Thanks, Maureene. Very handsome, although the collection seems to have ben captioned by someone in a hurry, or who types as badly as I do!
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