Mounted Private c1933


A copy by P W Reynolds of a painting in Windsor Castle by Henry Alken. The sheepskin saddle cover is white. According to Loy Smith who was a Sergeant-Major at Balaklava, these sheepskins were washed by the Indian servants and came out 'a very bad colour' which displeased Lord Cardigan very much. Luckily a new shipment of sheepskins arrived and to everyone's relief, they were black. The other ranks wore shoulder scales without a fringe. Their caplines and jacket lace are yellow worsted. The carbine rifle is just visible, the butt by his right wrist and the muzzle is in a holster in front of his knee.


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by Stephen Luscombe