John Buxton, The Prize.
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Indian man with white English child.

Credit: Courtesy of John Buxton,

John Buxton's modern depiction of an Indian warrior with a child captive gets many details right. The warrior is painted for war and wears a regimental coat that may be a trophy from an earlier battle. The child he carries is a valuable prize: it may be ransomed back to colonial agents or adopted into the warrior's family to replace a lost loved one.

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