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'The Courtyard outside Hanuman Dhoka, the King's Old Palace in Kathmandu, with Nepalese soldiers', 1865 (c)

Watercolour on Oriental paper, by a Nepalese artist, 1865 (c).

After the Gurkha (Nepal) War (1814-1816), the British started to recruit Gurkhas for the Bengal Army. In turn, the Nepalese Army adapted following the war. Here the Nepalese soldiers wear European-style uniforms. This painting has been varnished, and the varnish has turned yellow over time.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1956-08-14-1


On loan from R.T. Lawrence


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study collection

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