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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2021 9:33 p.m. PST

Interesting… for painting guide…


See here


42flanker10 Jul 2021 3:41 a.m. PST

Interesting images. It appears from the parent site, mostly in Russian, that these may date from the C19th. viz:

"19XX. Bucks militia 1793 13 Plates"

If so, presumably the paintings were taken from earlier originals

The uniforms show a transition between the 1780s and 1790s, coats still with 1768'cape' collar, knee-length [woolen] gaiters, and hats now minus lace binding and with a profusion of regimental feathers red & white tricolour for the serjeant major, red for grenadiers and drummers; red over white for the rest of the battalion, but yellow for the exotic section of the band.

STOP PRESS. The images are from a set of paintings apparently made by Sir William Young in 1793 , of the 'Royal Bucks King's Own Militia'- a title granted the regiment for guarding King George III while he was bathing at Weymouth in 1794 A long way from Buckinghamshire; presumably they were on anti-invasion duty.

See the website of the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust

Durban Gamer10 Jul 2021 4:02 a.m. PST

Useful for painting early 1790s British. I hadn't realised the the first Bicornes still had a Tricorne-like crease in front. Thanks Armand and 42Flanker!

42flanker10 Jul 2021 4:08 a.m. PST

Ergo, they aren't bicornes. Erguably.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 11:53 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!.


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