Sir Charles James Napier (1782-1853), Army officer and Conqueror of Sind
Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Won a reputation as a fierce and indomitable soldier in the Napoleonic war; accepted Indian commission, 1841, and after several hard-fought battles conquered Sind, 1843. Napier subdued the northern hill tribes, 1844-5, and began preparations for the first Sikh war; recalled in 1849 during second Sikh war but arrived too late to take part.
attributed to Smart
oil on canvas
On display at Schallaburg, Austria in the exhibition 'India of the Maharajas'
Armed Forces and Intelligence Services
The Raj and the Indian sub-continent