[Equestrian statue of Sir James Outram, Chowringhee], 1918
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291x215mm. View of the spirited equestrian statue of Sir James Outram (1803-1863) by John Henry Foley (1818-1874), which stands on the Maidan near the junction of Chowringhee Road and Park Street. The statue was unveiled by Lord Napier of Magdala in 1874 and has the following inscription carved on its granite pedestal: Sir James Outram/ Lieut. General G.e.B. &c., Baronet./ His life was given to India./ In early manhood he reclaimed wild races by winning their hearts./ Ghazni, Kelat, the Indian Caucasus, witnessed the daring deeds of his prime:/ Persia brought to sue for peace;/ Lucknow relieved, defended and recovered,/ were fields of his later glories./ Faithful servant of England,/ large minded and kindly ruler of her subjects,/ in all the true knight./ The Bayard of the East'./ Born 29th January 1803, died 11th March 1863. (Photographer unknown, probably Johnston and Hoffmann).
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