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Choose from 121 pictures in our Bengal collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Skinner?s Horse at Exercise, 1840 (c) Featured Print

Skinner?s Horse at Exercise, 1840 (c)

Skinner?s Horse at Exercise, 1840 (c).Oil on canvas by John Reynolds Gwatkin (1807-1877), 1840 (c). Men of the 1st Bengal Irregular Cavalry (Skinner?s Horse) or 4th Bengal Irregular Cavalry (Baddley?s Horse) display mounted combat skills, including tent-pegging. Skinner?s Horse was the first regiment to combine oriental horsemanship with western cavalry drill. It was trained according to a manual of English cavalry manoeuvres, translated into Persian, with Colonel Skinner?s own additions on musketry drill. This manuscript is preserved in the National Army Museum collections. Tent-pegging involves spearing a wooden tent-peg stuck in the ground with a long lance while riding past it at a gallop. This difficult exercise is still practised by the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment of today?s British Army to demonstrate skilled horsemanship. In the background three sowars (privates) display other skills, such as standing upright on the saddle of a galloping horse or mounting one as it gallops by.These amazing feats are recorded by earlier Indian watercolours depicting Skinner?s irregulars at exercise. However they did not impress Isabella Fane, daughter of General Sir Henry Fane, Commander-in-Chief in India, who saw a performance at Hansi, the regimental headquarters, in 1836, and wrote; ?We were all much disappointed, as at Astley?s [the London theatre and circus] we had seen much better?. She was much more fascinated by Skinner?s wife and daughter-in-law, whom she visited in purdah, both of whom were covered in jewels. Skinner died in 1841 and was buried at the church he had built, St James?s, Delhi. His regiment still lives on today in the Army of India as Skinner?s Horse. Date: circa 1840

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

Animals at a French Zoo - Bengal Tiger Featured Print

Animals at a French Zoo - Bengal Tiger

Animals at a French Zoo - Bengal Tiger - Close up of Tiger. Part of Box 209 Boswell collection - Old and New French Zoo. The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is the most numerous tiger subspecies. Its populations have been estimated at 1, 7061, 909 in India, 440 in Bangladesh, 163253 in Nepal and 6781 in Bhutan. Since 2010, it has been classified as endangered by the IUCN. The total population is estimated at fewer than 2, 500 individuals with a decreasing trend, and none of the Tiger Conservation Landscapes within the Bengal tiger's range is large enough to support an effective population size of 250 adult individualsS. Date: circa 1900

© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans

Royal Bengal Tiger, Panthera tigris tigris Featured Print

Royal Bengal Tiger, Panthera tigris tigris

Royal Bengal Tiger, Panthera tigris tigris.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Ebenezer Sibly's Universal System of Natural History, 1794. The prolific Sibly published his Universal System of Natural History in 1794-1796 in five volumes covering the three natural worlds of fauna, flora and geology.

© Florilegius / Mary Evans