Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

The Last Stand of the 44th Foot at Gundermuck, 1842

Photo credit: Chelmsford Museums

How you can use this image

© All rights reserved

Please note that image permissions vary across the Art UK website and that some artworks remain in copyright. Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image. The credit lines indicate who manages the rights within the artwork and the image.

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

Some images on Art UK are available to purchase as prints and may be available to license for commercial purposes through the Art UK Shop. If there is a shopping basket icon underneath an image, click on it to find out how to license that image or purchase a print, through either the Art UK Shop or sometimes through the collection directly.

The collection who own the work may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

In 1841 the 44th was in Kabul where uprising endangered the garrison. Constantly attacked, without shelter or food, the force waded in deep snow through narrow passes for four days trying to reach Jellalabad. As rear guard, a stand was made by 20 men at Gundamuck . Lieutenant Thomas Souter tore the Regimental Colour from its pike and wrapped it round his body. The Afghans saw the silk and thought it the waistcoat of a person of high rank suitable for ransom.

Essex Regiment Museum





oil on canvas


H 75.9 x W 122 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased by the officers of the 1st Battalion Essex Regiment 1911, 1939

Work type


Inscription description

Signed and dated


You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

Normally on display at

Essex Regiment Museum

Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 9AQ England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue