Hodson's Horse

Object Details

Title:

Hodson's Horse

Artist/Maker(s):

Felice Beato (English, born Italy, 1832 - 1909)

Henry Hering (British, 1814 - 1893)

Culture:

British

Place(s):

India (Place created)

Date:

1858 - 1859

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Dimensions:

23.2 x 29.3 cm (9 1/8 x 11 9/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography

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Hodson's Horse was a new British regiment created during the Indian Mutiny in 1857. This irregular light cavalry of two thousand horses was named after its leader, Major William Stephen Raikes Hodson (1821-1858). The regiment included British military officers as well as native soldiers, many of whom were Sikhs from the region of Punjab.

Exhibitions
Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road (December 7, 2010 to May 6, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), December 7, 2010 to April 24, 2011
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, (Tokyo), March 6 to May 6, 2012