Officer, 1782

This painting is a portrait of Captain T N Dalton by Romney. It shows the last uniform before the 11th became Light Dragoons in 1783 and changed to blue uniforms. The coat is edged down the front with a thin strip of silver and the buttonholes have quite wide silver lace around them, The silver epaulette introduced in 1768 is on his left shoulder only. The collar is now buff all around the neck with a silver buttonhole shape on each side. The cuff ornament has been simplified to three silver chevrons with buttons at the point and the cuff itself has been reduced to a small buff turnback. The long buff and silver waistcoat of the 1867 portrait has been replaced by a simple waistlength double-breasted type. The crimson sash that used to be over the left shoulder is now round the waist. The sword has no visible means of support but the belt is below the waistcoat. We have a glimpse of the horse furniture under his right arm. The holster cap is buff with stripes of silver and a dark colour, perhaps still green like the 1857 picture.

Regimental Details | Uniforms


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