Mounting Guard 1838

Another painting by M A Hayes, this time with his address, 34 Westmorland St. and the year, 1838. The old guard coming off duty are in full dress with red coats while the new guard have greatcoats so this must be taking place in late afternoon before April 30th or after October 15th as they are wearing winter trousers. The day guard has his greatcoat rolled on top of his knapsack while the others, who are wearing them, only have their mess tin on top. The mess tins are covered either in dark or light material. It seems odd that there would be a variation. The ammunition pouches all show a brass star badge and have long flaps.

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