Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
Important Lithograph of the Sikh Wars. First Sikh War Khalsa Army Lithograph 1845 Mudki published London 1848. In very good condition, Parker Gallery London label on reverse of frame, not examined out of frame. The Battle of Mudki was fought on 18 December 1845, between the forces of the East India Company and part of the Khalsa, the army of the Sikh Empire of the Punjab. The British army won an untidy encounter suffering heavy casualties. By itself, the battle decided little. It did however confirm Hardinge in the belief that Gough was too bull-headed and unimaginative to command the army. The two officers would clash several times over strategy during the war. On the Sikh side, Lal Singh had fled the battlefield early. Originally painted by Henry Martens and published in London 14th June 1848.