Officer and Trumpeter 1852

This Ackermann print by Henry Martens was published on 18th May 1852. It shows the dress uniform worn on mounted parades. The fur busby had replaced the shako in 1844 and the red pelisse had been replaced by a blue one around the same time. The horse furniture is well depicted, the saddle being covered by an elaborate blue shabraque and leopard skin. See Officer's Shabraque c1850. The trumpeter behind the officer is mounted on a grey horse. His uniform looks as if it has yellow cord across the chest but Ebsworth's painting Band 1850 shows that the trumpeters had red and yellow cords. The splendour of these uniforms was soon to end as the Crimean War brought about drastic changes in hussar dress.

Uniforms | Regimental details


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