Barrell's at Culloden

This painting of Barrell's regiment during their moment of glory at Culloden was pained by David Morier, the Duke of Cumberland's artist. The grenadier Company is shown engaged in hand to hand combat with the Jacobite Highlanders. The men wear the distinctive grenadier cap while their officers wear tricorn hats. The uniforms show that the painting was actually made in 1753, no attempt being made to show the 1746 uniforms. The men are in parade dress which would have been unlikely. Black or brown gaiters would have been worn and haversacks and waterbottles carried. The 'scotsmen' look a little fake as they were modelled by soldiers of the 4th King's Own.

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