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A portrait miniature of General Sir Robert Blair (1754/5-1837) K.C.B., H.E.I.C.S., in the uniform of Bengal Native Infantry

£ 3,500

Artist: Charles Jagger

He wears the breast star and neck badge of the Knight of the Bath
The reverse with sitter's details, in ornate square frame

Blair arrived in India, 1771, was commissioned Ensign, 1773; Lieutenant, 1777; Captain, 1781 (commander of the 5th Battalion); Major, 1794, Lt. Colonel, 1799; Colonel, 1804; Major General, 1810; Lt. General, 1819 and General, 1837. He served in the 1st Mahratta War with Goddard, was A.D.C. to William Blair, 1786-8. He commanded the force at the capture of Sasni. During the 2nd Mahratta War, he was at the battle of Koir, Dehli and Capture of Agra.
He married, 1770, Herculina Durham with whom he had 7 children. He was created K.C.B., 1815.
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Year                 circa 1815
Medium                 watercolour on ivory
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