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The Duke and Duchess of Teck receiving officers of the Indian Contingent, 1882

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The Duke and Duchess of Teck receiving officers of the Indian Contingent, 1882

by Sydney Prior Hall
oil on canvas, 1883
30 1/4 in. x 45 in. (768 mm x 1143 mm)
Given by Mrs Montague Bernard, 1965
Primary Collection
NPG 4441

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  • Sydney Prior Hall (1842-1922), Portrait painter and illustrator. Artist or producer associated with 152 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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This scene depicts representatives of the Indian Army who had successfully fought in the military campaign in Egypt of August and September 1882, being presented to the Duke and Duchess of Teck at Sutherland Manor, Wimbledon Park (where the men were quartered) on 18 November 1882. Three days later the men received campaign medals from Queen Victoria. The royal party includes, from left to right: Mrs Edgar, Sir Bartle Frere, the Duke of Teck, Colonel Pennington (in charge of the contingent), Princess (later Queen) Mary, Princess Mary of Teck and Lady Peek.

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