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.

Provenance

The Wilson Centre for Photography LLC

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, (Chiyoda-Kn, Tokyo), March 6 to May 6, 2012