Various Types c1840

The mounted private leads an officer's charger which is bridled and saddled with an embroidered shabraque and bulky black sheepskin on the front to cover the pistol holsters. The private has a red valise on the back of his saddle, although confusingly in this copy of a print by M A Hayes the valise on another horse behind looks as if it is part of his equipment. He is in review order with a white plume on his bearskin. Behind him, on the left are men of the band with red plumes on their bearskins. Two officers stand to the right of the picture; one in blue undress and the other in review order with gold belts and dress sabretache. The original Hayes image was made into a lithograph by Lynch and published by Spooner c1840, but this is a much later copy. Hayes, who lived and worked in Dublin, observed the Scots Greys when they were stationed in Ireland from 1836 to 1843, and from 1846 to 1851.

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