Arguably, the most important battle fought by the British until the Mutiny, Plassey has been the subject of many illustrations over the years.
|Wills's Cigarettes c. 1913?|
The accuracy of all of the illustrations is highly questionable : ) Particularly if you use them as a source to paint wargames figures.
|Plassey from Cassell's Illustrated History of India by James Grant c1896|
From books, to to paintings to cigarette cards and trade cards the battle has been a popular subject, particularly in Victorian and Edwardian England.
|Tradecard by Price's Patent Candles 1910|
|Clive at Plassey in Great Englishmen by MB Synge c1911|
|From The Story of Lord Clive by Lang c1906 (recently republished)|
|Clive examining the enemies lines - Stories from English History, Part Third by AJ Church c1896|
|Colourised version of the above|
|Watercolour by ES Hardy c1900|
|Plassey - Look and Learn|
|Look and Learn!|
|Illustration by Richard Caton Woodville for the Illustrated London News, 1893|
|Clive reflecting before Plassey -from Peeps at History - India by TH Manners Howe c1911|
|Deposition of Meer Jaffier source unknown|
|Robert Clive and Mir Jafar after Plassey, by Francis Hayman c1762|