The Royal Irish Regiment

Grenadier 1751

Morier painted the grenadiers of all the infantry regiments of the British army and this is a fine example of the series. The lace has changed from the yellow of 1742 to the white with blue repeat pattern. The coat would have been the same for all the companies but the grenadier company had the distinction of the tall embroidered mitre cap. The harp of Ireland was a badge granted to the regiment in 1695 and can be seen here as the Maid of Erin with a wing forming the top of the harp. The running white horse of Hanover is on a red base at the bottom of the blue-fronted cap.

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