Trooping The Colour c1890


Simkin produced this painting at some time in the 1890s, the only clues to the date being the Lee-Metford rifle which replaced the Martini-Henry from 1888, and the equipment which has the water-proof valise and rolled great-coat. In the early years of the 20th century the valise was discontinued and replaced by the folded greatcoat while the cape formed a smaller roll on the waist. The band is led by the drum-major who is in state dress for the occasion. He does not wear the embroidered sash on his left shoulder as expected.


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by Stephen Luscombe