Watercolour portrait of Capt. W.S.Ommanney 2nd Madras Light Cavalry

A very fine watercolour portrait of Captain W.S. Ommanney of the 2nd Regiment of Madras Light Cavalry who were stationed initially at Jaulnah and then Kolapore before being ordered to Trichinoply. Ommanney appears to have joined the regiment in 1827 and is shown as on furlough in 1840. From the design of the lace on his collar it is clear that he is affiliated to one of the many regiments of Madras Light Cavalry that existed as part of the HEIC during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His pose is one of confidence as he sits in the so called french grey and silver lace stable jacket.
Although now with some foxing the portrait has been painted by a good hand and shows very good detail facially and is framed in a contempary plain gilt frame.