This Miniature Painting is of 8th Bengal Cavalry, an Indian Soldier During the British Rule in India. n 1897. The 8th Lancers was one of the (until 1922) forty cavalry regiments of the British Indian Army. It had originally been part of the army of the East India Company before passing into the reorganised Bengal Army of the post-Mutiny period and ultimately into the unified Indian Army of 1904. As the 3rd Cavalry it is now part of the modern Indian Army. The regiment served in Peshawar in 1857 and in the 2nd Afghan War. They were issued with Lances in 1899 to become the 8th Bengal Lancers, later changed to the 8th Lancers.
This is a Handmade Indian Miniature Painting on Handmade Paper with the use of Other materials like Selfmade Brushes from Squirrels Hairs, Moulded Wooden Frame (without glass) & Paper Mounting. This is a centuries old rare art and will adorn any decor and is ideal for Display, Collection & Gifting purpose. This Painting is made by Mr. Tilak Gitai who is a renowned artist from Jaipur, India and has got many prestigious awards & recognition in India & abroad for his work. India has been the home of arts and crafts since primitive times and painting is no exception to this fact. Indians knew the art of painting since prehistoric times. Indian paintings like Miniatures paintings, Thangka paintings, Madhubani paintings, Warlis paintings, Tanjore paintings and various others are now an art freak's greatest temptation. Painted geometric designs and symbols have also been found on pottery items belonging to the Indus valley civilization, while the medieval period is remembered for the Persian styled miniature paintings introduced by the Mughals.