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Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Maxwell (later Maxwell Browne) (1721-1803), 21st Regiment of Foot (Royal North British Fusiliers), 1758 (c)

Oil on canvas, by an unknown artist, 1758 (c).

Half-length portrait, wearing a scarlet coat with dark blue lapels (that of a royal regiment), the lapels are buttoned but without loops; the lace is gold; the uniform is consistent with the 1751 warrant.

Maxwell served with the 21st Regiment of Foot during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748), at Dettingen (1743) and Fontenoy (1745), where he was shot through the cheek. He saw further action in the Seven Years War (1756-1763), where he fought at Minden (1759) and commanded the regiment at the Capture of Belle Isle (1761), having been promoted to lieutenant-colonel in 1758. In 1774 he was appointed Colonel of the 67th Regiment of Foot. Maxwell adopted the additional surname Browne in 1786, a condition of an inheritance. He died a full general in 1803.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1969-02-7-1

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, Out of Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1969-02-7-1