Officers 1794

These two copies of portraits are in the Windsor Castle Library and are part of a set of 18 profiles of officers of the 10th Light Dragoons which were painted by Edmund Scott between 1794 and 1796. It is possible to tell which are the earlier ones and which are the later ones by the differences in uniform. The two shown here are early because they have yellow turbans and yellow plumes. The later ones have leopardskin turbans and white over red plumes. There are differences between these two officers; the one on the right has shoulder scales and an extra line of silver lace on his collar. The other officer has fringed epaulettes. The shoulder scales were replaced by the epaulettes c1794 so the right hand officer has the older uniform. The extra line of silver lace is for captains and above in rank.

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