THE BRITISH RULE STARTS IN INDIA




Sir David Ochterlony in Indian dress and smoking a hookah and watching a nautch in his house in Delhi

  Ochterlony, a Major-General who was credited with ensuring British success in the Nepal War (1814-16) and who became infamous in Delhi, where he lived from 1803 to 1825. He had a house in Delhi as well as a garden-house on the road to Azalpur and he lived in Indian style. He was twice Resident at Delhi, 1803-06 and 1818-22. The lined face and white hair would suggest that this portrait was made in his later years and family portraits hang on the wall.

 


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