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Subadar Major Judbhir Thapa, 2nd (Prince of Wales’s Own) Gurkha (Rifle) Regiment (The Sirmoor Rifles)

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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According to the artist's husband, Sidney Burrard, the model for this painting was restless and would not sit still unless he could smoke. He complained that his medals and ribbons were not being given sufficient prominence in the painting, but Gertrude Burrard replied that she was painting a soldier and not his medals. Thapa replied that if his medals were right, nothing else mattered, so they were made slightly more prominent.

National Army Museum

London


Date

1893

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 70.8 x W 50.8 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1951-11-12

Acquisition method

gift from Major General Sir G. Burrard, 1951

Work type

Painting


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