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About the object
A strong miniature portrait of an Officer of the 75th Regiment of Foot, watercolour on ivory
Signed with initials C.D. on the obverse
Set in a gold mount, the glazed reverse with locks of brown hair tied with gold wire on cream silk
The regiment embarked for the Cape Colony in 1830 and took part in the Sixth Xhosa War in December 1834. It returned home in 1843 and then embarked for India again in 1849.
The regiment, as part of the first storming column, led a bayonet charge at the Siege of Delhi in June 1857 during efforts to suppress the Indian Rebellion.
It was also engaged at the Siege of Lucknow in November 1857 and formed the funeral party for Major-General Sir Henry Havelock later that month before going on to take part in the Capture of Lucknow in March 1858.