The Gordons


Drummers and Piper on the March 1886


This painting gives us a good view of the back of the bass drummer in his leopard skin apron. Note the yellow wings on his shoulders. 'He is talking to a drummer/bugler who has his side drum slung on his back. 'The piper stands between them. 'Behind him is a bearded soldier sitting down. In the background are a mounted officer, probably the CO, and another officer in dress uniform, also a buglar sounding a call, presumably to resume the march after their rest. The painting is by W Skeoch Cumming.


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