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Governor’s Body Guard, Madras, 1910
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Governor’s Body Guard, Madras, 1910

Measurements: Overall: 28cm (11in) x 19cm (7.5in)

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Watercolour on mica. After Chater Paul Chater (1878-1949). A study of a Jemadar in full dress scarlet alkhalak with gold lace to neck & chest and aiguillette worn on the left shoulder; gold, blue & white striped pagri; white moleskin breeches and Napoleon boots.

The Madras Bodyguard was formed in 1778 at Fort George, and was the senior unit among the three Governor's Body Guard regiments. Bombay did without ceremonial troops until 1865 and the Bodyguard for the Governor of Bengal was not raised until 1912 when the Governor General (Viceroy) and his Guard moved to New Delhi.
 

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