Officer 1759

The portrait of Captain Roger Crowle gives a better idea of the uniform worn by officers than the 1751 model. The silver lace can be seen to be more elaborate, and wider. The design of the coat may have changed since 1751 as fashions in military uniform were subject to constant fluctuation in the 18th century. The silver aiguillete on his right shoulder hangs down from a shoulder cord that helped to keep the crimson sash in place. He is off duty in this portrait so does not have the sash over his shoulder or the silver gorget around his neck. He is an officer of a battalion company as can be seen by the silver-laced tricorn hat.

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