Corporal Loading Musket 1753

William Baillie made drawings of his recruiting party, this time in Worcester, according to the caption. The side view of the soldier using his ramrod gives us some more information about his uniform. The square-ended lace loops on his lapels are more visible here, and the rounded shape of the cuff turn-back is better understood. The cuff flap, however is too sketchy, as is the lace on his waistcoat. Where the turnbacks of his coat meet each other there is an embroidered or cloth cross-shape. There is some indication of the lace chevron shapes and buttons at the back of his coat. The shirt cuff on his right wrist can be seen to fasten with a small button, and the black silk cockade on the side of his hat is clear in this view.

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