Chantry Fine Art Collection
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-
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.
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