Delhi Durbar 1903. A good portrait of a mounted member of the Imperial Cadet Corps in camp


A good portrait of a single, unidentified, cadet mounted standing outside the Imperial Cadet Corps’ camp at the Delhi Coronation Durbar in 1903, wearing the dress uniform. Letterpress label pasted to the old album sheet beneath – A Cadet in full uniform on horseback – and numbered in the negative 358, [approx 8 x 6ins – 21 x 14cm] Large corner areas of the card are broken away and missing but the images are not affected and an ample margin remains. The reverse image is larger [285 x 195mm] and rather faded but interesting because although it is described on the title as ‘a group of Cadets in Camp’ it seems to show the entire corps as there are 23 cadets here (the number listed in the Directory to the 1903 Durbar]. The portrait group shows the Hon Commandant (General HH Sir Pratap Singh, Maharaja of Idar) seated between Major W A Watson of the Central India Horse (Commandant) and Captain D H Cameron CIH [Adjutant). The cadets at this time included the Maharajas of Jodhpur, Kishengarh, the Nawab of Jaora, the Raja of Ratlam, and the Maharaj-Rana of Dholpur. A full list of cadets can be provided if required.  SOLD 18th May 2019