Band at Wellington's Funeral, 1852


The Duke of Wellington's funeral took place in London on 18th November 1852. The band wear dark winter trousers and show a variety of instruments as well as black muffled drums (not seen in this detail). The drum-major has black crepe around his bearskin and over his right shoulder. The uniforms are not very accurate in this print but show the gold lace of the band as opposed to the blue and white lace of the Corps of Drums. The drum-major had gold wings while the bandsmen have shoulder scales. The special bandsmens' swords are well observed with their gold hilts.


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by Stephen Luscombe