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An Afghan boy, Cabool, 30th August 1839 / Thomas Wingate
Wingate, Thomas, 1807-1869.
1 watercolour on paper: col ; 14.4 x 9.7 cm.
Titled in Wingate's hand in ink on album page below image: "An Afghan boy". Dated in ink in image lower left: "Cabool / 30th Augt. 39". Inscription in pencil on lower edge of image:
This small watercolour sketch is pasted in on page 57 of a leather-bound folio album containing 62 sketches and watercolours and 33 early photographs, many signed by or attributable to Thomas Wingate (1807-69), former British army officer and second husband of Eleanor Terry nee Rouse (1813-1898).
The sketch is dated 30 August 1839, a fortnight after the British Army of the Indus (which include Wingate's regiment the 2nd or Queen's Royal Regiment of Foot) entered Kabul in on one of the early campaigns of the First Anglo-Afghan War. [MM, June 2017]
The Miriam & Ian Hamilton Collection
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection ; CSL&RC PIC 2015/3: Wingate album
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