Private, India 1848

This painting is taken from P W Reynolds's notebook on the 14th Light Dragoons. He based it on the Ackerman print of the 14th charging the Sikhs at Ramnuggur on 22 Nov 1848, although he has dated it 1849. The foreground of the print depicts the private who is dressed in the same uniform as that worn in review order. The jacket is double-breasted with two rows of brass buttons down the front, and yellow worsted braid around the top of the collar and cuffs. The notes made by Reynolds around the illustration show a detail of the collar and cuff, the former having quarter inch braid around the base, although this does not appear on the Ackerman print, neither does the loop at the point of the cuff. This illustration also shows the yellow fringed waterfall at the back of the jacket but the print does not have this.

Regimental Details | Uniforms

Armed Forces | Art and Culture | Articles | Biographies | Colonies | Discussion | Glossary | Home | Library | Links | Map Room | Sources and Media | Science and Technology | Search | Student Zone | Timelines | TV & Film | Wargames

by Stephen Luscombe