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Philip McPherson (1790–1864) had served with the 52nd (or the Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot in the Peninsula in 1809 before being commissioned ensign in the 43rd (or Monmouthshire) Regiment of Foot later that year. He continued to serve with that regiment until the end of the Peninsular War in 1814. During operations in the Scinde in 1843 McPherson served as aide-de-camp to Sir Charles Napier.
Colonel (later Major General) Philip McPherson (1790–1864), CB, 17th (The Leicestershire) Regiment of Foot
oil on canvas
H 55.9 x W 38.2 cm
purchased at Christie’s, 1991