Drawings of Helmet, 1792 - 1802


These coloured drawings were made by P W Reynolds in his note books, now at the V & A in London. They are copied from other drawings made by Percy Sumner of the actual helmet kept for many years at Hawkes & Co of Piccadilly. Whether it is the same helmet that appears on this page photographed in a private collection is not known, but this specimen has no horsehair mane and the silvering is shown although this may be Sumner's or Reynolds' artistic licence. He refers to the helmet as being leather but other descriptions say that the helmet is made of tin. Unfortunately the handwriting is obscure on the right of the page.


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by Stephen Luscombe