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When news of the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny reached England on 11 July 1857, the Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston, offered Lieutenant-General Sir Colin Campbell (1792–1863) the position of Commander-in-Chief India in place of General George Anson (1797–1857) who had just died of cholera. He accepted and left the following day, arriving in Calcutta (Kolkata) in August. Having organized his troops and cleared Lower Bengal of mutineers, on 9 November he advanced with 4,500 men, all of them Europeans except for two regiments of Sikhs, to relieve the besieged garrison at Lucknow.
oil on canvas
H 52.6 x W 119.6 cm
purchased from Mr David Gray, 1993