Major-General (later Lieutenant General) James Robertson, 1810 (c)
Oil on canvas by unknown artist, 1815 (c).
This painting shows Robertson (1762-1845) in front of Fort George, Inverness, where he was deputy governor for a number of years from 1808. He had served in India with the 71st Regiment of Foot from 1779 until the 1790s, taking part in a number of battles and sieges including those at Seringapatam in 1792, and the siege and capture of Pondicherry in 1793.
After serving as Lieutenant-Colonel in the 92nd Foot from 1800 he was promoted colonel in 1803; major-general in 1810; lieutenant-general in 1814 and finally full general in 1837.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection