Light Dragoon Sword Exercises, 1817

These paintings are colour copies by Percy Sumner of two positions at certain points in the exercises carried out by cavalrymen. The original drawings, 48 in all, are by Denis Dighton and are in monochrome pen and sepia. Because of this, Sumner has had to go on what information he had. We know for sure that the waist girdle was blue and buff (officers had crimson and gold) but there are parts of the shako shown as brass or yellow, not the caplines. There is no certainty of this.

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