7th Hussars

Officer 1842

This print from a painting by Martens was published in 1843 just as the change was made from shako to busby, so an alteration had to be made to the litho plate to show the new head-dress. Thus, there are two versions of this print. There is little difference between this picture and the 1835 painting except the colour of the pelisse which changed back to blue soon after William IV died. The bridle was ornamented with leather plaiting and this was repeated on the horse's rump. The privates wear a simpler form of the officer's dress and notably wear a horsehair plume instead of the cock's feathers.

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