Bodyguard of His Highness Dogra Sowar Kashmir
Source: The Durbar, facing p. 138
“The uniform of these men is much like the ancient French cuirassiers — the man on the left with his sword drawn is an officer.”
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This is one of Menpes’s darker, moody pictures that contrast dramatically with all his depictions of bright colors in the Indian sun.
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