Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm
Important Lithograph of the Sikh Wars. First Sikh War Battle Lithograph Ferozshah (2nd day) 1845. An impressive large scale lithograph. Originally painted by Henry Martens and published in London 5th April 1849. The Battle of Ferozshah was fought on 21 December and 22 December 1845 between the British and the Sikhs, at the village of Ferozshah in Punjab. The British were led by Sir Hugh Gough and Governor-General Sir Henry Hardinge, while the Sikhs were led by Lal Singh. The battle was one of the hardest-fought in the history of the British Army. Title on lithograph is Battle of Ferozshah (2nd Day) 22nd December 1845. The whole series of these lithographs are housed in the British Library. An extremely sought after piece. Approx size 64x55 cm.