Musicians in Undress 1874

This illustration was painted by P W Reynolds in his notebooks. It is based on figures in the Ebsworth painting and shows two musicians in undress on the left, which are similar to the left hand figures in the Ebsworth. They have crimson and yellow piping around the edges of their stable jackets and on the back seams, cuffs and collar. The figure with his back to us has been demoted by Reynolds as he has no stripes. He also has no badge on his sleeve, but the other man has a crossed trumpet badge. They have special musicians' pattern crimson pill-box caps with yellow cap-band and yellow button, but no braiding on the top of the cap.

Regimental Details | Musicians and Trumpeters


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