BORTHWICK (Colonel WILLIAM) Portrait of William Borthwick, three-quarter length seated at a desk, his hand on a book
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BORTHWICK (Colonel WILLIAM) Portrait of William Borthwick, three-quarter length seated at a desk, his hand on a book, [c.1855]
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BORTHWICK (Colonel WILLIAM)
Portrait of William Borthwick, three-quarter length seated at a desk, his hand on a book, window-mounted, early manuscript note on the sitter pasted to backing board, image to view 255 x 200mm.

Footnotes

  • William Borthwick served in the Madras Presidency, transferring to Malwa in 1828, where - as recorded on the verso of the portrait by a descendent - he "brought the Thugs to justice". The narrative of Borthwick's capture, with the help of a small number of Sepoys, of a gang of Thugs is told in Mike Dash, Thug: The True Story of India's Murderous Cult, 2005. See illustration overleaf.
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