Private, Grenadier Company 1821

This is the only figure in the foreground of Dighton's painting showing a private, unfortunately half concealed. But we can clearly see the plain white lace on his coat and the pewter buttons. The shoulder wings are blue edged white and at the point of the shoulder there is a crescent of white tuft. This style was adopted by line infantrymen in the 1830s after the Guards took on the white fringed epaulette. He has a brass belt-plate in the middle of his crossed white belts. The bearskin has the brass plate at the front with a garter star badge. The white festoon is placed diagonally on the cap with a white tassel on the right. The plume is all white. There is no chin strap or chin-scales to hold the bearskin on his head.

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