Officer, 1799

From the 'British Military Library' of 1799, showing an officer of the 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards. The large cocked hat has no lace on the edge, but a silver loop with black cockade and white over red plume. The short jacket now buttons all the way down to the waist. The dark blue on the collar does not go all the way round, the back of the collar is red. The shoulders are protected by silver ring epaulettes and a white leather cartouche belt is worn on the left shoulder. Shabraques or saddle-cloths were not worn at this time. The inscrption underneath dedicates the print to General George Warde who was Colonel of the regiment from 1778 to 1803.

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