Lt Colonel Diggins

A portrait of Lt-Col Richard Diggins painted in France between 1816 and 1818 by a pupil of David. Diggins was second in command of the 11th under Lt-Col Money. He is well decorated with what look like foreign medals, one of which has a crescent and star. Perhaps gained in Egypt in 1801. His jacket is interesting in that the buff collar is very high, giving a rather dandyish effect to what is regarded as a plain uniform. The caplines are wound round him in a complicated way that is not seen in other portraits. See Capt. Binney

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by Stephen Luscombe