'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.
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On loan from R.T. Lawrence
National Army Museum, London
National Army Museum, Study collection