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
National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection
Browse related themes